“We don’t initiate worship; God does. He reveals; we respond. He discloses; we respond. He unveils; we respond. He chooses to show us how amazing He is; we say, ‘God, You’re amazing!’ Our whole relationship with God works the same way; He loves. We love in return. He calls. We answer. He leads. We follow.” [Lou Giglio]
At abbey west we take a broad perspective regarding spiritual care in the corporate setting and feel a responsibility to offer a variety of spiritual resources for the entirety of our campus, giving everyone an opportunity to respond to the Triune God of Scripture. In other words, for abbey west to be faithful to our ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our diverse setting, we are compelled to provide a diversity of corporate student offerings. Here is a schedule of what we offer regularly:
Chapel - 10:30am in the CU Center
Monday: Contemporary worship
Tuesday: Traditional worship and fellowship
Thursday: Traditional worship
Friday: Contemporary worship
SHOUT! - 9:30pm in the CU Center: praise and prayer worship
Sunday Source - 6:30pm in the Good Shepherd Chapel: Communion worship
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morning chapel descriptions
Monday offers a start to each week gathered around God's Word. An in-depth 15-20 minute bible study time guides us in our understanding of scripture and who we are in Jesus. A modern music ensemble leads us in our singing.
Tuesday offers liturgies from the hymnal as the foundation for our worship. An intentionally shorter time frame (18-20 minutes) allows us an opportunity to connect in community over refreshments and conversation.
Thursday offers time-honored music and specially crafted liturgies that express our rich heritage of faith and worship: Christ ministering to us, and our thankful response to Him. CUI's choirs and other instrumental ensembles lead us in our singing.
Friday offers an opportunity to stand together on the common ground of grace in Jesus, and together we learn what it means to live in that grace. CUI's worship teams lead modern worship songs common in our churches today.
Fridays – ten28 [John 10:28]
Our ten28 outreach experience will be in the Friday time slot once per semester. This chapel is a culturally connected outreach experience for our campus community. A variety of communication mediums associated with the worship arts are used to speak to current issues/topics in the hope that these bridges might cultivate the soil of someone's heart, preparing them to hear the message of Christ.
For more information on chapel services: email@example.com
SHOUT! praise & prayer worship
Thursday nights in the CU Center – SHOUT! [Psalm 95:1]
SHOUT! is an evening service that offers an expressive, meditative worship experience marked by extended times of praise singing, peer-led devotions, personal reflection, and fervent prayer with other believers.
The atmosphere is low light and low-tech, but high-participation. The music is acoustic and earthy, while the devotions are testimonial in style. This is a place to shout out to the Lord in praise and prayer, not to mention a great way to end your day! 9:30 pm.
For more information on SHOUT!: firstname.lastname@example.org
sunday source: communion worship
Good Shepherd Chapel - 6:30 pm
As John 1:1-4 shows us, Christ is the source of everything we know. Creation, life, everlasting life; it all begins and ends in Him. With our understanding of that truth comes the passion to celebrate Christ as the center and purpose of our worship. He is the source. Our Sunday evening service includes Holy Communion every week, utilizes a small acoustic ensemble, and shares the life-changing message of Jesus.
For more information on sunday source: email@example.com