I want to thank the members of the Chapel programming team so much for their willingness in placing their time to decide how Chapel would work best. I extend my congratulations on a successful change of Chapel itself. Thanks to their ideas and involvement, the entire face of Chapel has changed to a more worship-type environment, and a weekly varied experience.
The first thing that I commend them on is the discipline towards chapel absences. Gone are the days when you didn’t have to plan your week figuring out what chapel to attend on Thursday, or where to go on Tuesday. Not to mention still feeling like every special group you are a part of receives your attention equally when it comes to communing with them through worship. As a student leader I am expected to resign from my position the 16th time I am absent from Chapel with no exceptions, thus making Chapel more important than any part of my involvement with this campus.
Also, about the Tuesday breakout session chapels: I would think that since these are planned out ahead of time they would keep in mind the sheer number of students and supply the space accordingly without crowding the edges and creating standing room only. Out of curiosity, what about double majors? Are they to arbitrarily assign one major with more importance than the other?
And then there is the lack of announcements of where Chapel is going to be held each week. There are no e-mails announcing where or what session it is-the only other place where it is posted (thanks to economic conservation) is on Moody itself, which then causes problems with getting to Chapel on time.
But overall these changes will stick. And even though history is my worst subject it seems awfully similar to the Southern Reconstruction period. If I remember correctly, they divided the South up, imposed new regulations often, and imposed harsher penalties for not obeying. I say keep these same guidelines and you’ll end up with success, just as the North did after the Civil War.
If no one else will say it, well done, good and faithful stewards of Chapel.
junior Bible major from Waxahachie