Worship is a time set apart for the seminary community to turn our whole attention toward God as we continue to seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice.

At Memphis Theological Seminary we worship in the classroom, the hallways, and in the sacred space of our chapel.

Christian worship in an ecumenical setting is especially about love. We are called to be open, patient and generous as we strive to find ways of worshiping together, share the best of our own traditions, learn about other people’s traditions, and discern the patterns that we hold and create in common.


Chapel is on Tuesdays at 11:00 am (central) while Fall and Spring semester classes are in session.

During the pandemic, chapel services have taken place virtually. Students, faculty, and staff are emailed the link each week to join on Zoom.

Chapel services are also streamed live on the seminary’s Facebook page.

Recordings of chapel services are available below.

If you have any questions about chapel, please contact Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore.

Fall 2021 Chapel Schedule

August 31: Dr. Jody Hill, President (Fall Convocation) [Order of Worship]

September 7: Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, Clara Scott Chair of Church and Ministry [Order of Worship]

September 14: Robert Long, MDiv student [Order of Worship]

September 21: Kenneth Miller, MDiv student [Order of Worship]

September 28: Rev. Larry Chitwood (MDiv, ’18), Pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church [Order of Worship]

October 5: Rev. Dr. David Schaller, Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend, AR [Order of Worship]

October 12: Dr. Christopher Davis, Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies, Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, and Director of Community Engagement [Order of Worship]

October 19: Rev. Dr. Martin McCain, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN [Order of Worship]

October 26: Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation and Director of Supervised Ministry [Order of Worship]

November 2: Dr. Mitzi Minor, Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament [Order of Worship]

November 9: Rev. Dr. Anne Hames (MDiv, ’98; DMin, ’10), Senior Chaplain of Bethel University [Order of Worship]

November 16: Rev. Dr. Cheryl Elaine Penson (MDiv, ’03; DMin, ’09), Pastor of Lane Chapel CME Church [Order of Worship]

November 30: Malik Saafir, President and CEO of Southern Renaissance [Order of Worship]