The Benefits of Attending Chapel at LCU
Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in Campus Life
As an incoming freshman, plenty of opportunities for personal and educational growth await you at Lubbock Christian University. This includes the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Bible and your faith.
At LCU, we strongly encourage students to broaden and deepen their Christian spiritual experiences, including Chapel attendance. Chapel is intended to build a Christ-centered community and enable you to continue your faith walk as a college student.
Chapel takes place from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the McDonald Moody Auditorium. Chapel offers many benefits:
- Since no classes are offered during this time, the entire campus pauses to worship God in community with each other.
- You’ll spend time in worship, prayer, scripture reading, praise, and fellowship.
- Chapel may focus primarily on your relationship with God or on being in a spiritual community with each other.
- Announcements are often made of campus events and special chapel programs and of opportunities to serve on campus and in the community. The most common format, however, features singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a spoken message.
Ways to Grow Spiritually in College
While Chapel will help you deepen your faith on your own and with others, there are additional ways to help you grow spiritually as a college student.
Become involved in the Christian community
You can start connecting with the Christian community before you begin your first semester at LCU. Ask about churches in the area and find fellowship groups. Having peer support is crucial in furthering your spiritual growth. The important thing is to find your niche, whether it’s through Bible studies, support groups, music programs, etc.
Become involved in service
New students should embrace opportunities to serve in Christian service as service provides an excellent path to spiritual growth. Service may include collecting cans for the local food bank or serving as a mentor to elementary or high school students. The opportunities are endless.
Prepare to grow as a Christian
While you may have gone to church your entire life, LCU provides a different setting in which to “transfer” your faith while discovering what faith truly means to you. You’re encouraged to challenge yourself in ways that will stretch your faith, including becoming involved in a larger Christian community.
Prepare yourself now
It’s always beneficial to spend time in prayer, service, worship, and studying your Bible. Establishing your daily disciplines now will make them even more meaningful to you as you enrich your faith at LCU.
Chapel attendance is mandatory for all campus residents and all students under 25 who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Here’s a closer look at the Chapel attendance policy.
We look forward to growing with you during your time at Lubbock Christian University.
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