A sophomore created a new small group Chapel this semester.
Abigail Golightly, sophomore Biblical text major from Frisco, said she wanted to create a new place to bring people together and worship.
During the Chapel event, Golightly will read scripture and prayer in the BSB 104 at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Golightly formed the small group Chapel with help of Dr. Jacob Loller, assistant professor of New Testament Greek for beginners in the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Text.
“The goal of the group is to equip students with a good foundation for being connected to God,” Golightly said.
Golightly said she wanted to create a new space during Chapel to connect with God’s word. After talking with friends who expressed a desire to have a new Chapel experience, Golightly sought to establish and run her very own Chapel.
Golightly said the meeting is more personal, as it is held in a conventional classroom rather than an auditorium filled with hundreds of students, and open to all students.
Golightly’s small group Chapel is one of many across campus. In order for a student to form their own Chapel event, they must submit an application along with the sponsorship of a professor. This application goes through the Chapel office, where it is eventually approved or denied. Approval for Golightly’s event took one week.
Golightly said she plans for the Chapel event to include door-to-door street ministry.
Each group meeting begins with Golightly reading a scripture from the Bible followed by a prayer and reflection on the scripture introduced.
The inaugural meeting took place Jan. 30 with five in attendance.
Morgan Scherrer, junior communication disorder major from San Antonio, attended the Chapel event and said it was something she definitely see herself attending more often.
“It was very peaceful and centering and just made you feel a minute to breathe during the craziness of school,” she said.