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 services coordinated by faculty are held on Tuesdays at 11:05 am (central) during the regular fall and spring semesters except for holidays, reading weeks, exam weeks, and weeks in which the monthly hybrid classes meet.

For the Fall 2023 semester, opening convocation and chapel services coordinated by students in WP 300 Theology and Practice of Worship are held on the following Fridays at 11:05 am (central): September 22, October 20, and November 17.

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 and orders of worship are available on the chapel schedule below.

If you have any questions about chapel, please contact Dr. Nathan Brasfield.

Fall 2023 Chapel Schedule

August 25: Dr. Jody Hill, President (Opening Convocation) [Order of Worship

September 5: Dr. Michael Qualls, Director of the Cumberland Presbyterian House of Studies and the Program of Alternate Studies [Order of Worship]

September 12: Dr. Pete Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean (A Service of Morning Prayer) [Order of Worship]

September 22: Rev. Dr. Tom Fuerst, Senior Pastor of Memphis First United Methodist Church

September 26: Dr. Johnny Jeffords, Director of the Center for Pastoral Wholeness and Chaplaincy Studies [Order of Worship]

October 3: Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore, Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation [Order of Worship]

October 10: Dr. Mitzi Minor, Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament 

October 20: Led by students in WP 300 Theology and Practice of Worship

October 24: Rev. Farris Blount, Tyrone Adam Burroughs Assistant Professor of Theology

October 31: The Green Team (Creation Care Chapel)

November 7: Dr. Janel Kragt Bakker, Professor of Mission and Culture

November 17: Led by students in WP 300 Theology and Practice of Worship

November 28: Dr. Jody Hill, President (Recognition of Fall Graduates)