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Spring Chapel 2011

Chapel at Geneva College is every Wednesday at 10:10 a.m.

The speakers invited to come to Geneva this spring continue the 2010-11 chapel theme, “You Gotta Serve Somebody.” Chapel coordinator Dr. Dean Smith says, “Our hope is that during the course of the year, the various speakers will help us identify our idols so that we can confess them and have Jesus replace them.”

Chapel is a weekly devotional time that provides an opportunity for everyone on campus–students, faculty and staff– to gather to praise God and engage in Christian fellowship. It is held each Wednesday in the Metheny Fieldhouse from 10:10–11 a.m. Geneva schedules 14 chapel gatherings and one academic convocation each semester. Students are required to attend 11 of these events and all in the campus community are encouraged to participate.

Upcoming speakers include current Geneva students, professors and nationally-known speakers like Nicole Bromley, author of Hush and founder of OneVoice Enterprises–an organization dedicated to bringing healing change into the lives of victims of sexual abuse. Nicole shares her own life story to inspire hope, raise awareness and empower people to make a difference.

Director of Diversity Laura Carpenter speaks in chapel as part of Geneva’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week. In her role at Madison Square Church in Michigan, Laura seeks to build “a community of diverse people…by celebrating our diversity, building racially reconciling relationships and working together to understand and dismantle institutional racism.”

Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians and founder of Q–a learning community that seeks to educate Christians on their responsibility to renew culture–is visiting the campus in March. His work regarding the new generation of Christians and their role in culture has been featured by CNN, the New York Times, Fox News and more.

Other speakers this semester include Reverend Rick Armstrong and Dr. Jerry Root. Rev. Armstrong presents the topic “The Ministry of the Church and Racial Healing.” Dr. Root is an associate professor at Wheaton College and an international speaker who has lectured or preached in a number of countries including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The schedule for the spring semester is:

January 2011
12 – Dean Smith, Chapel Coordinator
19 – Laura Carpenter, Director of Diversity at Madison Square Church, Mi.
26 – Nicole Bromley, author of Hush (Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse) and Breathe (Finding Freedom to Thrive after Childhood Sexual Abuse)

February 2011
2 – Rev. Rick Armstrong, Miami International Seminary
9 – Doug Bradbury, Asst. Professor of Student Ministry
16 – Amanda Nanayakkara, Geneva elementary education major
23 – Dean Smith, Chapel Coordinator

March 2011
2 – Dr. Peter Smith, Director of Wilkinsburg Christian Housing
16 – Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians
23 – Dr. Jerry Root, Assoc. Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry, Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College
30 – Ian Slater, Geneva graduate assistant for Student Development

April 2011
6 – QUEST student missions reports
13 –Nate Keisel, student at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
20 – Evangelism class
27 – Senior reflections


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Upcoming Events
Theatre production: Comic Relief
Bagpiper Theater 8:00 p.m.


2014 One Acts –“Comic Relief”
The collection of five student-driven plays runs from April 24-26.
“How Then Shall We Sing? An evening of Psalms” at the College Hill RP Church
New Song and The Grace Notes will perform Psalms in a variety of styles on Wed., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m.
Representatives will be in Cranberry on April 29
Information about a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, which are offered through seven institutions including Geneva, will be presented.
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.