Students are instrumental in planning the voluntary weekly chapel and every-other week Sunday evening worship services.
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With students from 25 different denominations, 23 states and six countries, our campus is very diverse, Shaped by Mennonite values of respect, peacemaking and service, we believe there is great value when people of different backgrounds come together to create one community.
We seek to shape our worship and ministries in ways that are welcoming and meaningful to all students, regardless of their background.
Stephen “Tig” Intagliata serves as Bluffton’s campus pastor
Chapel services are held each Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. While chapel attendance is not required, it is a privilege and a blessing to be able to worship together as a campus community. Our chapel services are planned by a team of students, faculty and staff, who involve a variety of people in carrying out the service including guest speakers and musical groups.
CHAPEL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Chapel planning committee meets weekly to plan and evaluate chapel services. Comprised mostly of students, along with some faculty and staff, the committee seeks to plan worship services that reflect the diversity of worship styles and denominational backgrounds of our student body.
SUNDAY NIGHT WORSHIP
A worship service is held every Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. in Yoder Hall using a contemporary style to meet the spiritual needs of students desiring to grow deeper in their walk with Christ. This setting is informal with opportunities for students to give testimony to what God is doing in their lives and the life of the body of Christ.
Students make up the worship band that leads music at Chapel services and other worship events. The band is led by a local worship pastor and practices are held on Wednesday night. If you would like to sing or play in the worship band at Chapel, please contact Campus Pastor “Tig” Intagliata or Chapel band leader Jonathan Burkey.
The Worship Dance team practices weekly and performs during Chapel services several times throughout the school year. No previous dance training is necessary. If you are interested in being part of the team or learning more about it, contact Campus Pastor “Tig” Intagliata.
Students are also encouraged to get involved with a local church of their choice. A list of area churches is available through the campus ministries office or your hall chaplain.
Ministry assistants help students get involved in campus ministries and activities. They are available for peer counseling and to help other students find ways to put their faith into action.