Chapel

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This Semester in Chapel

Chapels are a time for the TNU community to gather for prayer, worship, bible teaching, and exploration of a life of faith in Jesus. This time is important for the formation of Trevecca both corporately and as individuals.  

Our theme for the year is “Rhythms.” We’ll be exploring the way key Christian practices like prayer, worship, service, hospitality, fasting, fellowship, etc… can help contribute to a life that “keeps in step” with the Spirit as we live into the rhythm of God’s coming kingdom.  

We encourage you to engage as often as you can to be a part of what God is doing in these spaces. As a reminder, chapel is viewed as an important part of the learning environment at Trevecca. Like classes, there is an attendance requirement for chapel. Each student is required to earn 24 credits/semester through attending chapels.  

NOTE: To help manage crowds and give students chances to maintain distance, navigate quarantines, and experience some flexibility, we are giving everyone the option of earning 8 of their 24 credits virtually through the iattended app this semester. Students who would like to earn some credits virtually should enter the code HSA1 into the app to unlock those options. 

You’ll have around 46 opportunities to earn your 24 credits this semester through the following offerings: 

  • Monday Evenings @6 p.m.: These chapels will take place in the Trevecca Community Church sanctuary and will be worship and teaching designed and led by members of our student leadership team.  
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays @9:30 a.m.: These chapels will take place in Boone and will feature a lineup of the University Chaplain and other guest speakers from on and off campus. In-person overflow space will be available for the first month of the semester in the TCC Sanctuary once we hit capacity in Boone. You can see the full chapel schedule here or on your iattended app. 
  • Spiritual Deepening Week: January 30 - February 3 will be set aside for Spiritual Deepening with additional services. Our speaker for that week will be Dr. Albert Hung, Northern California District Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be required to attend chapel this semester?
Yes. Each student will be required to earn 24 credits/semester. To help us navigate the pandemic safely, we are allowing each student to earn a maximum of 8 credits virtually that will count towards the total of 24. 
How do I earn credits for chapel?

In-Person attendance at chapel or virtually through the app (limited to 8 credits). 

  • In-Person: Download the iAttended app and login with your @trevecca.edu e-mail address. Be sure to enable notifications and Bluetooth. Each chapel will require you to “check-in” using one of three options through the app on your phone (Bluetooth, QR/Text Code, Exit Scan). Information about your progress, the chapel schedule, and other relevant chapel information will be available in the app. 
  • Virtually: Following live chapel events, the recordings of the chapel service will be available for up to two weeks following the chapel service. You may watch the service from within the app at any time during those two weeks to earn virtual credit.  
Will masks be required for in-person chapels?
Yes, masks will be required for those attending in-person chapels. Presenters and worship leaders on stage who are distanced from the congregation will be able to unmask. 
I have a question about chapel attendance.

Please direct all chapel attendance questions to Laney Yancey or e-mail the chapel attendance team at chapel@trevecca.edu.

I have a question about chapel in general, or want to participate in chapel worship (instrument, singing, reading scripture, other creative elements, etc…).

Please click the button at the top of this page to apply for a volunteer worship position. Contact Erik Gernand for other general questions about chapel. 

Will there be an exemption process if my circumstances make it difficult for me to make it to the required number of chapels?

The exemption process can be accessed at our Spiritual Life SharePoint site through the first two weeks of the semester only. There are very few reasons an exemption will be approved (less than 11 hours, commuter with no classes on T/TH, certain program internships). Please understand that chapel is an important part of the experience at Trevecca, and we expect students to attend. Questions about exemptions can be directed to Dean Lilienthal 

Will there be fines/suspensions for chapel non-participation?

Fines will be in effect for not meeting chapel requirements. Please see the Student Handbook for a description of the fine structure. Continued chapel non-participation over the course of more than one semester could result in probation and/or suspension.