Chapel services and convocation programs gather the Goshen College campus community together for shared learning experiences and for worship, usually in the Church-Chapel sanctuary on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
The purpose of chapel is to tend to the Christian spiritual formation of our gathered community. Chapel calls us to come together in worship, to reflect on our individual spiritual journeys and affirm our our community commitments. Chapels may include guest speakers, faculty faith stories, hymn sings, or student presentations.
Convocation provides integrative learning opportunities for personal, intellectual and social growth. In convocation, we support and celebrate each others’ stories and accomplishments, and we think together about topics related to our institutional core values and commitments. Convocations may include faculty or guest speakers, drama or music performances, presentations by student Study-Service Term (SST) units, or other special events.
Each year, the campus pays special attention to one of the five Goshen College core values, with Christ-centeredness running through every year’s focus. Several chapel services and convocation programs each semester focus on the current year’s core value:
2020-21: Passionate Learning
2021-22: Compassionate Peacemaking
2022-23: Global Citizenship
2023-24: Servant Leadership
You may listen to past Chapels and Convocations online.