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As the Baylor community has for over 160 years, we gather most Mondays and Wednesdays of the semester to worship, to engage important issues, and to experience wonderful presentations on the Waco Hall stage. All of what we do during chapel is an important part of a Baylor education. The programs we enjoy and the sacred time we share are significant gifts to our community. They help us to remember our deeper callings and help us envision a greater good. They challenge and inspire us. They nurture us and help us rest for a while. Chapel is a place of learning and a place of knowing, though knowing of a different kind. There are some things that can't be known in a lecture or a lab. They are beyond that sort of calculation.

When we gather each Monday, we want to connect with where Baylor students are spiritually. Mondays tend to be more topic-focused and may be presented in the form of a band, visual artist, speaker, drama group, etc. Wednesdays at chapel are set aside for the purpose of intentional worship as the Baylor community. This worship service will take various forms throughout the semester drawing from the expansive traditions of the Christian church.

Everyone is invited to be present, to really be with us. For that to happen you'll need to let go of some things. You'll need to let go of your need to text or talk with someone "right now" and of that tendency perhaps to judge what is happening and assume it's "not your thing." Just receive it. And you'll need to forget for a moment the calendar that is calling so loudly, the stress that is mounting as the semester rolls on. Just be here. Be still for a time and lift up your heart. Lift up your heart to the Lord.

Students who are enrolled in chapel may only receive credit when they attend the chapel to which they are assigned. Anyone not enrolled in chapel may attend any chapel service. Chapel meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall. For a detailed schedule, click here.