Chapel and Convocation
Worship and integrative learning
Convocation and chapel programs gather the Goshen College campus community together for shared learning experiences and for worship, usually in the church-chapel sanctuary. Both convocation and chapel promote the mission and core values of Goshen College.
The purpose of Chapel is to tend to the Christian spiritual formation of our gathered community. Chapel calls us to come before God together in worship and seek to be continually formed into the image of Christ.
Chapels may have student, faculty or guest speakers. Hymn-sings are held several times each semester.
Convocation provides integrative learning opportunities for personal, intellectual, and social growth. In convocation, we explore complex problems and big questions. We also support and celebrate each others’ learning.
Convocation speakers may be faculty, students or campus guests. The most popular convocations are SST group presentations and special events such as Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day and the Opening Convocation at the beginning of fall semester.
Each year, the campus pays special attention to one of the five Goshen College Core Values. Several chapel services and convocation programs each semester focus on the current year’s core value.
- 2010-11: Christ-Centered
- 2011-12: Servant Leadership
- 2012-13: Passionate Learning