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Chapel

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.

Services

Chapel services 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 Spring 2024 semester, special Friday chapel services for the monthly hybrid course schedule are being held on January 26, February 23, March 22, and April 19.

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.

Spring 2024 Chapel Schedule

January 26: Rev. Dr. Jody Hill, President [Order of Worship]

January 30: Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Academic Dean [Order of Worship]

February 6: Rev. Bobby Spurling, Pastor of Hopkinsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (KY) (Founders Day) [Order of Worship]

February 13: Dr. Reginald Boyce (MDiv, ’16; DMin, ’20), Senior Pastor of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 23: Rev. Mary E. Moore (MDiv, ’12), Congregational Care Pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

February 27: Dr. Kia Conerway (DMin, ’21), Founding Pastor/Lead Visionary at the Church of the Well (Black History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 5: Kenya Gray, DMin student (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 12: Dr. Tricia R. Vesely, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Christian Ethics (Taize Service for Lent) [Order of Worship]

March 22: Dr. Tom Fuerst, Adjunct Instructor and Pastor of Memphis First United Methodist Church (Women’s History Month) [Order of Worship]

March 29: HOLY WEEK/SPRING BREAK (No Service)

April 2: Dr. Johnny L. Jeffords, Director of the Center for Pastoral Wholeness and Chaplaincy Studies and the Methodist House of Studies [Order of Worship]

April 9: Rev. Stewart Smith, General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Arkansas (PCUSA) [Order of Worship]

April 19: Dr. Mitzi Minor, Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament

April 23: Rev. Dr. Jody Hill, President