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 2022 Chapel Schedule

August 30: Dr. Jody Hill, President (Opening Convocation) [Order of Worship]

September 6: Dr. Tricia Vesely, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible & Christian Ethics (Season of Creation) [Order of Worship]

September 13: Dr. Karren D. Todd, Program Director of the House of Black Church Studies (Season of Creation) [Order of Worship]

September 20: Rev. Tony Coleman, Associate Pastor of First Congregational Church (Season of Creation) [Order of Worship]

September 27: Rev. Tyler Lindsey (MDiv, ’21), Pastor of Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Season of Creation) [Order of Worship]

October 4: Rev. Mike Wilkinson (MDiv, ’98), Moderator of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church General Assembly [Order of Worship]

October 11: Rev. Dr. Milton L. Ortiz, Team Leader of the Missions Ministry Team of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Latinx Heritage Month) [Order of Worship]

October 18: Rev. Diann White (MDiv, ’12) (National Hispanic Heritage Month) [Order of Worship]

October 25: Rev. Sam Jones (MDiv student), Associate Pastor at Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi [Order of Worship]

November 1: Dr. Mitzi Minor, Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament (All Saints Day) [Order of Worship]

November 8: Dr. Barry Anderson, Executive Director of Student Services (Dedication of Dean’s Office) [Order of Worship]

November 15: Rev. Kenya Gray (MDiv, ’21; DMin student), Director of Discipleship Development at First Baptist Church-Broad (Recognition of December Graduates) [Order of Worship]