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Brookes Chapel during worship service

Loving God, Loving Others, Living Community

Chapel provides our academic community an opportunity to gather for worship and spiritual encouragement. Through music, God’s Word, & creative arts, faculty, staff, & students are challenged to love God, love others, & and to live out their faith in community. Students, staff, & faculty are encouraged to attend and participate in this worship experience.  Our worship band is led by one of our music faculty. Students, faculty, & staff are welcome to be a part of the worship through music, testimonies, & creative arts.

We meet every Wednesday at 11 .a.m in Brookes Chapel which is located on the second floor of the Minor Fine Arts Building. Different emphases are offered throughout the academic year (e.g. Campus Revival, Christian Focus Week, & Holy Week) to further inspire and challenge us to grow deeper in our faith and to make disciples of all the nations.

In Chapel, our goal is to:

Worship & Praise our Living God, Live out our faith in community, & Declare His Glory among the nations.

Psalm 96:1-3  “O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.”

This year we will begin chapel with the theme of “Awaken, It’s Time”  Romans 13:11-12  “Besides this, you know what time it is , how it is now the moment for your to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light …”

We will hand out a 21-day prayer guide to everyone who attends chapel August 28.  This is an invitation for the Shorter community to fast and pray over the next three weeks. The true purpose of fasting is to renew our relationship with God by a turning to him. In Greek the word is metanoia, translated in our English language as repent. When Jesus began his ministry in Galilee, he said these words. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the Good news.”  Here at Shorter this academic year, we are praying for God’s spirit to move among us.

When transformation takes place, communities are changed.  We are in need of a spiritual awakening.


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Chapel Schedule Spring 2017

January 11, 2017
William Givens
Senior Pastor
Buckhead Baptist Church

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January 18, 2017
Brad Prater
Staff Evangelist
Northside Church

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January 25, 2017
Gerald Harris
Christian Index

February 1, 2017
Chris James
NAMB, Home Missionary
Boston, MA

February 8, 2017
Tarnace Watkins
Cornerstone Community Church

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February 15, 2017
Donnie Slade
Shorter University Graduate

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February 22, 2017
Rev Anthony Chatmon, Sr.
Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church
Hobson City, AL

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March 1, 2017
Paul Cherono
Student Support Services Intern
Graduate Student at Richmont University

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March 15, 2017
Shorter University Chorale
Jeff Pratt
Director of Student Ministry Camps and Events
Lifeway Church Resources

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March 22, 2017
Jeremy Morton
Senior Pastor
FBC, Cartersville

March 29, 2017
Rev. Steve McCombs
Missions & Singles Pastor
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Cartersville, GA 30120

April 5, 2017
Awards Day

April 12, 2017
Missions Commissioning Day
David Roland

April 19, 2017
Celebrate Shorter

Chapel Schedule Fall 2016

August 31, 2016
David Roland
Director of BCM and Campus Ministries

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September 7, 2016
David Prater
Church Ministry Consultant & Chaplain

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September 14, 2016
Larry and Debbie Peck
International Missionaries

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September 21, 2016
JC Groves
Pastor, Rockbridge Community Church

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September 28, 2016
William Harrell
Pastor, Abilene Baptist Church

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October 5, 2016
Daniel Ray
Headmaster, Oakwood Christian Academy

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October 12, 2016
Dr. Earl Kellett
Chair of the Christian Studies Department and Chair of the QEP Taskforce at Shorter University

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October 19, 2016
Josh Pilgrim
Associate Campus Minister for Shorter University

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October 26, 2016
Phil May
Pastor, Pleasant Valley South

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November 2, 2016
Will Givens
Alum and Pastor, Buckhead Baptist

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November 9, 2016
Pastor Clenta Walker
Bryant Chapel Church

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November 16, 2016
Brent Baskin
Faculty, Christian Studies

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