Chapel Challenges Asbury Students to Lead
February 24, 2016
Student Chapel services at Asbury University model an important truth of spiritual vitality: it’s a community effort.
Three times every week, Asbury’s undergraduate student body comes together with faculty and staff for Chapel, a time of worship, prayer and reflection in Hughes Auditorium. Students are involved in nearly all Chapel services in some capacity, but throughout the year, Student Chapels present an extra opportunity for students to lead worship, pray together and share what God is doing in their lives.
Just this week, the Student Renewal and Revival emphasis provided time for students to share in Chapel on Monday and Wednesday. Cortney Moguel ’16 opened Wednesday’s service with personal testimony about dealing with a difficult childhood and learning that she is loved and accepted by God. Listen to Wednesday’s Chapel service.
“The Lord has taught me that we can get so caught up in the past that we don’t see what he’s doing now, and the healing he’s accomplished in our hearts,” Moguel said.
A wife and mother, Moguel also served in the Army National Guard, completing a tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Throughout her experience, she became convinced of the depths of God’s love for her.
“When I went to Basic Training I thought I had walked away from God,” Moguel said. “But the first time I went to Chapel during Basic, the chaplain said, ‘You may think you’re here by accident, but God has a purpose for you here and he’s going to use you.’ I learned that God is with you no matter what.”
Greg Haseloff, Campus Chaplain and Associate Dean of Campus Ministries, says Student Chapels are an important way for students to be actively involved in the spiritual life of campus.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to share what God has done and is doing in their lives,” Haseloff said. “It’s also a chance for students to take a lead role in the planning of Chapel services as well as giving the campus community an opportunity to hear where the Holy Spirit is moving across the student body.”
Christian leadership is at the heart of the mission of Asbury,” Hasseloff said. “Our goal is to prepare young men an women to be leaders, whether that’s in the marketplace, in education, in society or in the church. Those opportunities begin right now, and they begin in the context of our campus community.”
To learn more about Chapel at Asbury, visit: asbury.edu/chapel