“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5
As the relationship between Christianity and culture continues to evolve, the language and images used to describe and define HOLINESS can easily devolve into the vocabulary of legalism, exclusion, and irrelevance.
In chapel this year, we’re endeavoring to walk through the Sermon on the Mount and to take some of these “irrelevant” words and concepts, dust them off, and see if they might have new meaning for us today. Christ calls his disciples to be “the light of the world.” Light brings hope, comfort, and clarity to the darkness it invades. Those who are committed to Christ and His kingdom are called to do the same.
We are Set Apart to be the light of the world. We are Set Apart to be a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. We are Set Apart to stand up for what’s true and good and right. We are set apart to love our neighbor. We’re set apart to be agents of grace and transformation. We are called to be Holy.
Chapel at OKWU
Chapel at OKWU exists to help students grow in both their understanding and application of biblical truth during their time at the university. Each chapel seeks to uphold the mission of OKWU by worshipping the person of Christ, hearing from the truth of Scripture, and helping students to engage culture with a biblical worldview.
Chapel is held twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:10 am – 11:10 am.
All students are enrolled in SFOR 1000. There is no required coursework for any student who attends chapel. Each student is given an allowance of six skips to be used throughout the semester. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Wed, Sep. 1||Convocation Chapel|
|Fri, Sep. 3||President Jim Dunn|
|Wed, Sep. 8||Elevate Week: David Kinnan-Fountain Springs Church, Rapid City, SD|
|Thu, Sep. 9 (7pm)||Elevate Week: David Kinnan-Fountain Springs Church, Rapid City, SD|
|Fri, Sep. 10||Elevate Week: David Kinnan-Fountain Springs Church, Rapid City, SD|
|Wed, Sep. 15||Dr. Josh McNall-OKWU School of Ministry and Christian Thought|
|Fri, Sep. 17||Torrey Martin-OKWU Enrollment|
|Wed, Sep. 22||Kyle White-VP for Student Development|
|Fri, Sep. 24||Ben Rotz-Associate VP for Student Development|
|Wed, Sep. 29||Kyle Ray-Sent Church, Plano, Tx.|
|Fri, Oct. 1||Kyle Ray-Sent Church, Plano, Tx.|
|Wed, Oct. 6||Dr. Jon Ensor-OKWU School of Ministry and Christian Thought|
|Fri, Oct. 8||Homecoming Chapel|
|Wed, Oct. 13||Abby Peterman-OKWU office of Academics|
|Wed, Oct. 20||Mike Hilson and Curt Hunnicut-New Life Church, Washington DC|
|Fri, Oct. 22||All Worship Chapel|
|Wed, Oct. 27||Special Guest|
|Friday||President Jim Dunn|
|Wed, Nov. 3||Kirk Kelley-OKWU Athletic Director|
|Fri, Nov. 5||Special Guest|
|Wed, Nov. 10||Dr. Josh McNall-OKWU School of Ministry and Christian Thought|
|Fri, Nov. 12||James Winn-Global Partners|
|Wed, Nov. 17||Kyle White-VP for Student Development|
|Fri, Nov. 19||Special Guest|
|Wed, Dec. 1||Special Guest|
|Fri, Dec. 3||Ben Rotz-Associate VP for Student Development|
|Wed, Dec. 8||Senior Religion Major|
|Fri, Dec. 10||Christmas Chapel|