The CCM provides the home base for the Spiritual Life and Community Engagement programs at the college. Stop by the CCM and you’ll be likely to find a listening ear, a challenging program, or a group of students planning a service trip. Bonner, Bradford, Church and College, Isaac Anderson, and
Chapel Scholar programs are all based in the CCM. We also serve as host to many student religious groups, and many students find our space to be an inviting and quiet place to study. You can find more information about scholarship programs, student religious groups, and community engagement on our website; also feel free to stop by any time!
The Center for Campus Ministry holds a chapel service each week from 1:15-1:50 on Tuesdays. No classes are held during this protected time, so everyone is invited to gather together in a time of worship. A student-led worship committee plans services.
We do not hold services on campus on Sunday mornings; instead we encourage students to attend church at a local congregation. For a list of local congregations, please see our website. We invite you to contact us if you need transportation or want more guidance in connecting with a local worshiping community.
2014-2015 Chapel Program
The CCM’s chapel theme for fall 2014 comes from Jesus’ question to his follower Peter, “Who Do You Say That I Am?” We are going to talk about Jesus! People from different branches of the Christian tradition, as well as people from other traditions, see Jesus in different ways and emphasize different aspects of his story and teachings. Maryville’s Statement of Purpose says that the college bears witness to “Jesus Christ who challenges all human beings to search for truth, to work for justice, to develop wisdom, and to become loving persons.” We hope that this year in chapel, people from a wide range of perspectives will share their reflections on various events of Jesus’ life, his teachings, the way he has been seen or interpreted in different times and places, and what is compelling or challenging about Jesus in our own time. We hope that people with different areas of expertise – in art, history, world religions, sociology, psychology, business, politics, and many other fields, will bring their particular knowledge to bear on our question. We continue to welcome a variety of perspectives, of those both Christian and from other traditions, as together, we ponder the meaning of Jesus for our time and place.
In the spring, we will also hear from seniors who have written senior studies that contain religious themes.
Chapel will take place at 1:15 p.m. in the Center for Campus Ministry unless otherwise noted. Chapel will conclude in time for students and professors to attend 2:00 classes.