What to Expect from Chapel
Trinity Western chapels are a vibrant part of campus life. Every weekday from 11 - 11:30 AM, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff head to the David Enarson Gym to be encouraged in their relationship with Jesus and challenged by the needs of our world through music, drama, dance, multimedia, teaching, prayer, and testimonies. Off-campus guests are welcome to attend at any time.
Unity in Diversity
Chapel is an opportunity for Christians of all backgrounds to unite in praise. The community includes worshippers from liturgical and charismatic backgrounds, new believers and lifelong disciples, as well as those from local and international cultures. While most who attend are students, the congregation also includes staff and faculty, graduate students, and even off-campus guests, combining to form a powerful intergenerational, interdenominational, interdisciplinary community of worship expressing its devotion to the Audience of One.
At TWU, chapel attendance is voluntary. Instead, students are strongly encouraged to choose to make chapel an important part of their spiritual growth as they attend. This approach brings a powerful energy to the chapels, because the students who attend truly desire to be there.
While chapel is overseen by staff, its daily function is almost entirely facilitated by students in various capacities. Students plan worship and the arts, run the technical aspects of chapel, and often contribute in prayer and testimonies. The result is an expression of worship that is authentic and relevant to students.
Relevant & Diverse Speakers
We do our very best to invite speakers who will speak to the issues you are interested in, especially as they relate to your relationship with God and your partnership with God in global mission. Speakers include world-renowned scholars, popular Christian speakers, Trinity Western faculty, local pastors, and global world-changers from marketplace and mission contexts. View our current chapel calendar.
At TWU, we seek to be very intentional in how we lead worship.One of the “great ideas” of the Christian worship tradition is the use of a lectionary to guide a congregation’s ongoing journey in worship. A lectionary is basically a carefully chosen set of Scriptures, drawn from the Old Testament, the Psalms, the Gospels, and the New Testament, guided by the liturgical calendar.