SBU announces Spring 2018 Chapel schedule

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University welcomes students, staff and the community to spring semester Chapel services, which take place weekly at 10 a.m. on campus in Pike Auditorium beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24 through Wednesday, May 9. The focus for the spring semester is “Worship is More than a Song.”

Chapel services, which occur on Mondays and Wednesdays, will be addressing worship in its various forms and experiencing different types and styles of worship during the spring semester.

Wednesday, Jan. 24: SBU alumni Zach Atchley and Nate Jones continue their tradition of opening each semester with musical praise and worship.

Monday, Jan. 29: Dr. C. Pat Taylor is the president of Southwest Baptist University.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Center for Global Connections mission recruitment for spring/summer 2018.

Monday, Feb. 5: D and Chi, contemporary Christian artists from Nashville, will share their music.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Dr. Zach Manis is a professor of philosophy and theology at SBU.

Monday, Feb. 12: Darryl Gaddy is a church planter with the North American Mission Board.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: The Pic and Bow members David Smart and Michelle Gawith will share their music.  

Monday, Feb. 19: Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Dr. Bill DuVall is assistant professor of psychology at SBU.

Monday, Feb. 26: Amena Brown is a spoken word artist, author, speaker and event host.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Daniel Ogunyemi, SBU alumnus, and the Gospel Choir will share their music.

Monday March 5: 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 7: Dr. Julie Bryant is associate professor of education and Lewis E. Schollian chair of education and Robbie Bryant is the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing maintenance supervisor.

Monday, March 12: Dr. John Murphy, assistant professor of biology at SBU, will lead praise and worship.

Wednesday, March 14: Commissioning of the Spring mission teams with Matt Gaskin, a senior Christian ministries major, leading praise and worship.

Monday, March 26: Dr. Rodney Reeves serves as dean of The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry and professor of Biblical Studies.

Wednesday, March 28: Scott Dunford is vice president of mobilization and communications with ABWE International.

Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4 (Global Connections Week): On Monday, hear about opportunities for service and growth through SBU’s Center for Global Connections. The CGC will introduce Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 mission projects. On Tuesday, Global Fest will have booths representing CGC mission projects, and will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Union. Global Connections Week continues on Wednesday.

Monday, April 9: Levi Fox, director of institutional effectiveness at SBU, will lead praise and worship.

Wednesday, April 11: Zach Caddy, with Team World Vision, will be doing a liturgy of praise and worship.

Monday, April 16: Bill Miller, a Grammy Award-winning Native American flute artist, will share his music.

Wednesday, April 18: Dr. Allison Langford is associate provost for teaching and learning and associate professor of University Studies.

Monday, April 23: Blaise Torrence, a senior majoring in organization and strategic communication and public relations, will present a visual art performance.

Wednesday, April 25: Audra Hibbs serves as admissions counselor for transfer students at SBU.

Monday, April 30: Michael Lacoste, aka DAMAC (Deeply Anointed Music About Christ), is a Christian rapper from St. Louis.

Wednesday, May 2: Academic achievements of outstanding students from each department will be recognized at the special annual Honors Chapel service.

Monday, May 7: Dr. Duke Jones is professor of Christian education at SBU.

Wednesday, May 9: 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

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*Published: 1-22-18