Styles and Settings of Worship
The VTS Community gathers to worship in a variety of styles and settings. Below is a sampling of styles of worship which are available to the community. The schedule is a guideline, please check the chapel calendar each week for updates.
8am-8:30am M, T, W the community hosts morning prayer in the Chapel Oratory.
8:30am - 9:15am M, T, W, & F in Immanuel Chapel
5:00pm Tuesdays in the Chapel
5:00-5:15pm W & F in the The Octagon Room
Prayer & Praise
5:15pm Mondays in the Chapel
8:30am One Friday each Month
Intergenerational Worship "TNL"
5:15-6:00pm in Immanuel Chapel.
This worship service is designed with all ages in mind. Not just for adults, and not just for kids.
Innovative / Ordo Worship
8:00am Fridays student led worship is the creative innovative "ordo worship" which encourages student to explore a variety of expression of faith and worship together as a community.
Morning Eucharist on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays will be a bilingual service in Spanish and English.
Some chapel teams are commited to designing and leading community worship services according to the traditions of other denominations. In the past these have included Baptist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian traditions.
Small Group Worship
Thursday mornings students attend small group worship hosted in professors' homes on campus.
The academic year begins and ends with an academic convocation. The Seminary also holds special services in commermoration of MLK Jr., Service for the Mission of God. Students are encouraged to use the worship spaces to design services for their community. Students have organized services based on their pracitces of centering prayer, rosary prayer, memorial services, and compline prayer in the Flamingo.
A Note About Chapel Teams:
These services are planned by chapel teams consisting of students from each class and a faculty member. Students serve on chapel teams every semester. Assignments are made at the beginning of each year.
Chapel teams typically meet on Friday afternoons.
Contact Shawn Strout for more information about chapel teams.