This week’s Chapel theme was “Get Going!”
Monday: Video object lesson challenging us to move forward in our faith, and to be wary of sin and distraction that leads us off the path God has for us. After a student led devotional, chapel ended with the song, “Guide My Feet”
Tuesday: Dr. Perry White, president of Bethel College, spoke on Philippians 3:12-14, encouraging students to remember that relationships matter in education, that a big part of education is to think critically, solve problems, and work in teams. Dr. White and challenged students to think about where they want to go and what they want to do after high school and to remember that PURPOSE is what drives us and pushes us to continue learning and learning HOW to learn wherever they go.
Wednesday: First Small Group meetings of the year. Students enjoyed getting to know their groups and eating snacks together, of course!
Thursday: Student Panel of volleyball players including Hannah Miller, Natalie Graber, Avery Blauvelt and Alijah Beatty sharing about how they are ready to to “Get Going!” with this year’s volleyball season and how playing volleyball connects to their faith.
Friday: Micaela Brokaw spoke about Pursuing Dreams, referencing John 14: 12-13 and John 15:4. Micaela told a bit of her own story, sharing about her passion for education and her dream of traveling to Rwanda. She challenged students to identify their own dreams–likely stemming from something that frustrates or angers them, and to depend on God to accomplish that dream through them. Micaela warned students to recognize the high probability that the odds, and our culture, may be against them, but to press on in spite of these obstacles. Micaela left students with the charge to recognize that God gives us dreams in order to carry out the Gospel through each one of us and that the dreams we pursue aren’t about us, but about His glory. Micaela’s enthusiasm and wisdom was a great way to end the week with the goal to “Get Going!” with what God has for each of us.