Chapel is one of the key components of a Covenant education. We have all-school chapel services every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We also occasionally hold special services on Tuesday and Thursday. All chapel services are at 11:00 am.
The primary activity of chapel is the reading and preaching of Scripture.
You may ask, why do we place such importance on the regular reading and preaching of Scripture? Well, here at Covenant our educational mission is to form students who understand, submit to, and delight in the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things. This means we are concerned with the mind (understanding the preeminenceof Christ), the will (submitting to the preeminence of Christ) and the affections (delighting in the preeminence of Christ). We firmly believe that God's Word read and preached is the preeminent means by which God brings about this kind of holistic formation in the lives of His children.
In a unique way, God uses the Spirit-empowered reading and preaching of Scripture to instruct our minds in the content of God's truth, to conform our wills to obey God's truth, and stir our affections so that we love God and delight in His truth. Because of this, we have made the regular reading and preaching of Scripture a foundational and indispensible component of Christian formation here at Covenant. This foundation is then built upon in all of our classroom instruction where a biblical worldview is "worked out" and applied to all the academic disciplines with great specificity.
Even though the reading and preaching of Scripture is the primary activity of chapel, it is not the exclusive activity of chapel. In addition to the regular exposition of God's Word, we also feature regular lectures and talks that seek to bring a biblical worldview to bear on specific academic issues and contemporary concerns. These lectures and talks complement the exposition of God's Word by serving as a kind of "extended application" of the Word to specific issues in our day and age. We also devote a portion of every chapel to student-led singing and prayer.
Chapel is a vital aspect of the Covenant experience, and we look forward to your joining with us as we gather together as a campus community to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You can listen to many previous chapel talks on Covenant's iTunes U website.