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Chapel

What Is Chapel?

ChapelEver feel like you need a break to breathe and recenter yourself? IMS builds a 20 minute chapel into its school day for just that purpose. The whole school meets together to connect with each other and with God. Chapels are planned and led by a mix of students and faculty. We sing, listen, laugh, reflect and learn. It’s often a highlight of the day.

Public Is Invited

Wish you could see what chapel is all about? Come join us! All our chapels are open to the public. Join us at 9:45 am in Celebration Hall any Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Tuesdays are when we meet in our small groups.

Our Chapel Theme

The chapel theme this year is “Compassion: See a Need, Fill a Need.” Each week we are emphasizing ways that we can have compassion for others. The scripture from Romans 12 is giving us guidance as to what that looks like; first of all giving ourselves as living sacrifices to God and allowing our lives to be transformed from the inside out. This ongoing transformation helps us to honor each other with our different functions and gifts. And as we come into the maturity of Christ, we are empowered to not be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good.

A group of students guided by chapel coordinator Lee Ebersole and two other faculty persons are responsible for planning chapels through the year. We invite your prayers as we are on this journey to become more Christ-like, more compassionate people.

Small Groups
 
Small groups are just one more way we’re growing into the people we want to be. They’re made up of 6-8 students with one faculty leader. We’re with the same group for the school year, so we get comfortable and close. The purpose of the groups is to strengthen our spiritual walks with each other through accountability, support, topic discussion, mixing of ages and ideas. Of course, a whole lot of fun mixes in too! Whether it’s eating, playing sports, praying, discussing, planning parties and service projects, or enjoying a sleepover together, chapel small groups help build community.
 
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Chapel Committee 2017-18: Back: Rachael Hovde, Faculty Sponsor Bryn Hovde, Jesse Slater, Avery Blauvelt, Blake Bontrager, Isaac Miller, Faculty Sponsor Lee Ebersole. Front: Jacob Boller, Drew Blauvelt, Greta Schrag, Gretta Rempel, Adria Ebersole, Rachel Geyer, Monet Slabach. Not pictured: Emma Beachy, Payton Hart, Martin Vaca, Faculty Sponsor Maya Kehr Yoder.