Spiritual Life and Chapel
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Bethel University’s Spiritual Life is often referred to as the heartbeat of campus. Whether you are in chapel, the classroom, or the dorm, you’ll find opportunities to grow spiritually. Three times a week, students and staff gather together for chapel. With student-led worship and a variety of speakers, this weekly practice allows the Bethel community to engage different perspectives and experiences. Throughout the year, our Spiritual Life team puts on events to engage the campus in spiritual practices and disciplines. Read through the Bible in a weekend during Scripture 66, participate in prayer stations during the Collegiate Day of Prayer, or join the weekly alternative service, Vespers.
Most significantly, though, Bethel University is a community of discipleship. There is a vibrant mentoring program on campus, and staff, faculty, and students all reap the benefits of these relationships. We hope you’ll take part in this essential piece of the Bethel experience.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
During the fall semester, a Spiritual Emphasis Week is held, offering services every morning and evening from Monday through Thursday. The spring semester includes both a Go Conference and a Deeper Life Conference.
Chapel and Attendance
Chapel programs include guest speakers, musical and dramatic groups, extended praise and worship times, faculty testimonies, as well as a variety of series presentations. Attendance is required for full-time students and encouraged of part-time students taking seven hours or less.
We ensure that you have access to opportunities, resources, and experiences that allow you to engage Christ and a community of believers through a variety of formats. From chapel services to Bible study groups to charitable service opportunities, spiritual strengthening awaits you.