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SBU announces Spring 2017 Chapel schedule

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University welcomes students, staff and the community to spring semester Chapel and Equip services, which take place weekly at 10 a.m. on campus in Pike Auditorium through Wednesday, May 10. Chapel services, which occur on Mondays, feature corporate worship and encouragement, and Equip services, which occur on Wednesdays, focus on teaching and equipping.

Monday, Jan. 30: Joe White, president of Kanakuk Kamps, a summer camp program dedicated to developing Christian leaders through life-changing experiences, Godly relationships and spiritual training.

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Center for Global Connections still has openings for the Summer 2017 mission project teams.

Monday, Feb. 6: Beth Guckenberger of, an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans.

Wednesday, Feb 8: Daniel Ogunyemi, SBU graduate

Monday, Feb. 13: Nathan Betts of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, a ministry intended to touch both the heart and the intellect of the thinkers and influencers of society.

Wednesday, Feb 15: Dr. Brad Johnson, vice president of university relations, and his wife, Laura, will share insights from II Timothy.

Monday, Feb. 20: Aaron Strumpel will share his music. Strumpel will also conduct a songwriters’ workshop at 4 p.m., and a concert in Kaldi’s at 7 p.m.  

Wednesday, Feb 22: Dr. Kevin Schriver is the dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and professor of psychology.

Monday, Feb. 27: The Great Romance, a rock band from St. Louis spreading the gospel of Christ through music, will lead praise and worship.

Wednesday, March 1: Dr. Allison Langford serves as associate provost of teaching and learning.

Monday, March 6: Founders’ Day is an annual time set aside to remember SBU’s founding. Honorary doctorates will also be awarded to recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to society and to kingdom work.

Wednesday, March 8: Erica Opperman is a speaker and teacher, and the keynote speaker for The Alteration 2017 Conference on March 10-11 at SBU.

Monday, March 13: Joy Ike, a Philadelphia-based independent artist, will share her music.

Wednesday, March 15: Commissioning service for Spring Break teams

Monday, March 27: Jeff Anderson, Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, international humanitarian-relief organization based in Springfield, MO.

Wednesday, March 29: EQUIP

Monday, April 3 and Wednesday April 5: On Monday, hear about opportunities for service and growth through SBU’s Center for Global Connections, which will highlight various Global Connections projects for January. On Wednesday, Global Connections Week continues with project promotions and speaker Matt Cowman of the Christian Activity Center in St. Louis.

Monday, April 10: Brittany Littrell is with SafePath, a children’s advocacy center. She is an SBU graduate and will be speaking about sexual assault.

Wednesday, April 12: Audra Hibbs serves as admissions counselor for transfer students

Monday, April 17: Dr. Rodney Reeves is the dean of The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry and professor of biblical studies.

Wednesday, April 19: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Monday, April 24: Cory Nikkel is a voice for the Christian Millennial generation.

Wednesday, April 26: Sexual Assault Awareness

Monday, May 1: Academic achievements of outstanding students from each department will be recognized at the special annual Honors Chapel service.

Wednesday, May 3: EQUIP

Monday, May 8: KC Wright, Save the Storks, an organization that partners with pregnancy resource centers to give abortion-vulnerable women a choice.

Wednesday, May 10: Students will be commissioned for summer mission projects through the Center for Global Connections at this service featuring worship with Zach Atchley and Nate Jones.

For more information, contact Kurt Caddy, director of University Ministries, at (417) 328-1902 or