Southwest Baptist University welcomes students, staff and the community to fall semester Chapel and Equip services, which take place weekly at 10 a.m. on campus in Pike Auditorium Monday, Aug. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 9. Chapel services, which occur on Mondays, feature corporate worship and encouragement, and Equip services, which occur on Wednesdays, focus on teaching and equipping.
Zach Atchley (right) and Nate Jones
Monday, Aug. 24: Zach Atchley and Nate Jones continue their tradition of opening each semester with musical praise and worship.
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Convocation is the formal beginning of the academic year and a time to focus on traditions that have become a part of SBU.
Monday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 2: Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Mageeis a speaker, author, and licensed psychologist who works with adults dealing with issues of loss, depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions. She also will give a lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 14: The Center for Global Connections (CGC) will introduce teams for upcoming mission projects. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, students can attend Global Fest in the Goodson Student Union to learn more about the CGC’s ministry opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 16: Greg Harvell, a missionary to the Philippines, will speak about short-term missions.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Spirit Chapel is part of the SBU dorm competition taking place during Homecoming week.
Friday, Sept. 25: Homecoming festivities continue with Honors Chapel, when certain alumni are honored for living lives of service.
Monday, Sept. 28: Nathan Ross is the youth advocacy supervisor of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association.
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Ben Salmon serves as the chapter director of Polk County KLIFE, an interdenominational youth discipleship ministry.
Monday, Oct. 5: Mark Hay, direct services coordinator at Southwest Missouri Resource Center in Springfield, assists families through Sammy’s Window, which provides clothing and hygiene items to foster care families.
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Landee Nevills serves as the director of residence life at SBU.
Monday, Oct. 12: 321 Improv Comedy is a group of Christian improv comedians seeking to glorify God through their comedic talents. The group appears again at 7 p.m. that evening.
Wednesday, Oct.14: Kurt Caddy, director of University Ministries at SBU, will speak on the “The Spirit of Adoption.”
Monday, Oct.19: Dr. Holly Ordway of Houston Baptist University will speak on the apologetics of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. She will lecture again that evening at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21: Jim Flora is the head softball coach at SBU.
Monday, Oct. 26: Jeremy Curry is an author and speaker who overcame obstacles and pain caused by losing his sight through faith in God and help from friends and family.
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Abbey Kimberling serves as instructor of university studies in SBU’s University Success Center.
Monday, Nov. 2: Christie Love is the founder and executive director of LeadHer, an organization that focuses on challenging and growing women in their faith and in leadership.
Wednesday, Nov. 4: Abbey Kimberling returns this week.
Monday, Nov. 9: Richmond Wandera, senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, Uganda, was sponsored as a child through Compassion International and was part of the organization’s Leadership Development Program. He is also the director of Pastors Discipleship Network, a nonprofit that serves, equips and trains thousands of pastors in East Africa.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: To be announced.
Monday, Nov. 16: Matt Kearns is leadership development team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is responsible for the Next Generation Leaders Network, student ministries, leadership forums, and next-decade leadership strategies.
Wednesday, Nov. 18: Higher Ground is a touring music ministry group comprised of SBU students.
Monday, Nov. 30: To be announced.
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Dr. Allison Langford serves as interim provost of SBU.
Monday, Dec. 7: This is an encore performance of the annual Festival of Christmas concert.
Wednesday, Dec. 9: Students will be commissioned for mission projects through the Center for Global Connections at this service featuring worship with Zach Atchley and Nate Jones.
For more information, contact Kurt Caddy, director of University Ministries, at (417) 328-1902 or kcaddy@SBUniv.edu.