Trevecca Nazarene University

Opening chapels

The first chapels of the year were held on August 29 and 30 and featured messages from University President Dan Boone and Chaplain Tim Green which highlighted the year's chapel theme, engaged.

On Tuesday, August 29, students, faculty, staff, and administrators came to take part in the chapel opening celebration begun by worship through song. President Boone then stood to deliver a message on the story of Moses at the burning bush.  Boone encouraged all to feel that they too can take off their shoes and their fears in a place like chapel and at a place like Trevecca. He encouraged all to take off the metaphoric thick boots we wear, so that they may hear God's voice.  "Believe that the God who knows us best is able to speak to us and tell us what our lives are to be about," said Boone.

Chaplain Tim Green gave the chapel message on Wednesday, August 30 and spoke specifically on the topic and fall chapel theme, engaged.  He used the illustration of God breathing life into a lump of clay to say that God wants to also animate and engage lifeless hearts and minds.  "Your most reasonable worship is to live, to submit these bodies to God," said Green.

Chapel services will continue to highlight the engaged theme, with speakers such a Pastor Karen Dean Fry (formerly of the Lambs Church in New York City) , Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent Dr. Jim Diehl (who will speak throughout Spiritual Deepening Week), and Rev. Steve Holley (former chaplain in Iraq), among others.

A full chapel schedule is located here.
Chapel podcasts for these services will be available on the website here.