Wednesday, December 5, 2012

11/28/12 Chapel- Rev. Ashlee Alley

This week was the last chapel of the semester, and our very own Rev. Ashlee Alley gave a great message about watching for God's unexpected presence.  To listen to the service, click here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

11/14/12 Chapel- Dr. Jackson Lashier

The message in chapel today was given by one of SC's new professors, Dr. Jackson Lashier.  He encouraged us to look at ourselves and see what narrative we are living by.  To listen to his message, click here.

11/7/12 Student Chapel- Christian Butler, Rachel Busch, and Jordan Romines

Student Chapel took place this week at SC, and we had a great group of students that shared what was on their hearts.  The speakers were senior Christian Butler, sophomore Rachel Busch, and freshman Jordan Romines.  To listen to the service, click here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

10/31/12 Chapel- Mr. Ben Hanne

It was Halloween at chapel today, and Mr. Ben Hanne gave a great message about taking off our masks and being ourselves.  God knows who we are, so there is no need to hide!  To listen to the message, click here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

9/12/12 Chapel- Rev. Amanda Baker

The  message was given this week by Rev. Amanda Baker, and worship was led by a great group of students.  To listen to the service, click here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10/17/12 Chapel

Chapel had an international theme this week, with music and prayer in different languages and student led activities that focused on different parts of the world.  To listen, click here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10/10/12 Chapel - Rev. Ashlee Alley

It's homecoming week at SC, and our very own Rev. Ashlee Alley gave the message today in chapel.  The theme of her message was "Coming Home".  To listen, click here.

10/3/12 Chapel - Rev. Rob Schmutz

Rev. Rob Schmutz gave an inspiring message today in chapel.  He encouraged students to go out into the world and grow in their faith and share it with others.  To listen to the message, click here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

9/26/12 Chapel -- Rev. Wendy Mohler

Rev. Wendy Mohler spoke in chapel this morning and inspired SC students to get up and go do what God is calling for them.  To listen to her message, click here.

9/19/12 Chapel -- Ms. Lai-L Clemons

We were encouraged to "get ourselves together" this week in chapel with a great message from Ms. Lai-L Clemons.  The gospel choir led worship this week as well.  To listen, click here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

9/5/12 Chapel-- Dr. Dawn Pleas-Bailey

Worship this week was led by Selah, and our very own Dr. Dawn Pleas-Bailey gave the message.  Her message tied together both Rodney and Ashlee's theme of Trusting P3.  To listen, click here.

8/29/12 Chapel- Rev. Rodney Worsham

A great message was given in chapel this week by Rev. Rodney Worsham.  His theme was "Road Trip", and he urged us all to have faith and get out of the desert, like the Israelites did when Moses brought them out of Egypt.  To listen, click here.

Friday, August 31, 2012

First Chapel, Wednesday August 22nd, Reverend Ashlee Alley

Wednesday August 22nd kicked off the first chapel of the 2012-13 school year!  A great team of students led worship, and Reverend Ashlee Alley introduced the new chapel theme of the year: Trust P3- Peace, People, Path.  To listen, click here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

4/25/12 Senior Chapel -- Katie Bipes, Isaac Chua, Molly Komlofske

On April 25, 2012, the SC community honored the seniors at chapel. Three seniors spoke: Katie Bipes, Isaac Chua and Molly Komlofske. A senior team also led in worship! To listen, click here.

3/14/12 Student Chapel - Nikia Smith, Jacob Mires, Hannah Podschun

On March 14, 2012, student chapel took place. The theme was "Faith, Hope and Love." Our three student speakers were Nikia Smith, Jacob Mires and Hannah Podschun. To listen to the service, click here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

4/11/12 Chapel -- Rev. Kristi Singer

On April 11, 2012, Rev. Kristi Singer from GracePointe Assembly of God in Winfield spoke at chapel. Her message was entitled "We are Family!" The chapel community had a fun day as they took awkward family photos at a chapel photo booth, listened to special music from the "Children of Eden" cast and listened to Rev. Kristi. To listen to her message, click here.

4/4/12 Chapel -- Dr. Dawn Pleas-Bailey

On April 4, 2012, Dr. Dawn Pleas-Bailey spoke at chapel. Last semester, she talked about the things that she hated and how God helps all of us move past those things. This semester, she followed up with a message entitled "I love" and talked about the things that are worthy of honor and love. To listen, click here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

3/28/12 Chapel -- Dr. Meredith Minister

On March 28, 2012, Dr. Meredith Minister spoke at chapel. Meredith is the current Instructing and Visiting scholar for the Institute of Discipleship. She talked with the community about how good intentions can go awry. This is often caused by ignorance. She encouraged the community to ponder their own good intentions to see if they work towards benefiting others. To listen, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Youth Disciple Online Facilitator training

Racilitators are getting training NOW> Be a part of this exciting new way to work lead HS youth through the Bible in this highly interactive, small group, online formate.

In this workshop, DISCIPLE Bible Study facilitators and youthworkers will learn how to facilitate this amazing, life-transforming walk through the Bible for YOUTH in an online format using one of the top educational online software packages available.

In August 2012, will be the host site for Youth Disciple Online which is a joint ministry of the Institute for Discipleship (IFD) and the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (CYMX). It will be provided for $35 per youth (includes digital manual) and is designed to help high school students learn and love the scriptures. This interactive small group experience is a great way to walk through the Bible over the course of a school year together.

The training course is now being offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace with pauses to interact with Lisa, the IFD Assistant Director. The cost is $50. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 6-8 hours to work through the materials. After training is complete, facilitators may use the Youth Disciple Online software materials to lead a group of participants through the 32-week study (also includes an introductory and a closing assignment.)

To learn more about Youth Disciple Online, please visit

Enrollment is open now. You will receive an email containing web location and login information upon enrollment during business hours, so please be sure to add the email address to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

3/7/12 Chapel -- Rev. Ashlee Alley

On March 7, 2012, Rev. Ashlee Alley spoke at chapel. Her message was entitled "Moving from a Nighttime Disciple into the Light." She preached from John 3 and reminded us to let God constantly and consistently be our guide and vision. To listen, click here.

2/22/12 Chapel -- Bishop Scott Jones

On February 22, 2012, Bishop Scott Jones spoke at chapel. He led our community in a Lenten service. To listen to the Bishop's message, click here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Green Church online workshop

If you’re like me, the thought of creation care, green living, and sustainability all leave me wanting to run and hide. I already know my American middle class life style isn’t the best for the environment. Having Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter spend two days on the Southwestern College campus as the key presenter for our Creation Care Conference was an unexpected joy. We looked at scripture, and other religion’s take on creation. Yes, we learned of positive constructive ways to change our behaviors, but Rev. Simon-Peter’s pleasant invitation style was motivating and encouraging.
I strongly recommend enrolling in her “Green Church” online at She has learned how to strike the difficult balance between seeing the deviation caused by our way of life and making doable adoptions which help us to move from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. For those who wish to be a part of the redemptive power of Jesus in the world today, taking Rev. Simon-Peter’s online workshop is a must. The workshop begins on March 12th. Enroll today.

Steve Wilke,PhD
Executive Director, Institute for Discipleship
Southwestern College

Monday, February 20, 2012

Learn the 3 must-dos that make greening your church a fun, spiritual, and long-lasting process with Rebekah Simon-Peter. With these steps in place, you will build momentum, lessen resistance and avoid burnout! Register today for this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College. Register today at

2/15/12 Chapel - Rev. Rick Just

On February 15, 2012, Rev. Rick Just spoke at Black Light/White Chapel. We put sixteen black lights in Messengers and asked students to where white shirts! It was a fun, elemental chapel. Rev. Just reminded us to Resolve to Love and Unite to Serve by doing five things: getting over ourselves, being completely dedicated, being willing to obey, following Jesus and loving God and others. To listen, click here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

2/8/12 Chapel -- Ms. Amanda Beadle

On February 8, 2012, Ms. Amanda Beadle spoke at chapel. Amanda is the Head Athletic trainer at Southwestern College. She shared a very important testimony with the campus about how often times it feels like God is absent, but God walks with us every step of the way. To listen, click here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Interested in hearing what the Director for Environmental Justice for the United Methodist Church does in DC? Come hear John Hill explain how the decisions we make in the United States impact our brothers and sisters around the world. Learn how we can use the global connection of the UMC to bring about justice for all God’s children at this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College. Register today at

Monday, February 6, 2012

2/1/12 Chapel -- Dr. Cheryl Rude

On February 1, 2012, Dr. Cheryl Rude spoke at chapel. The start of February also brought in some different fun elements to chapel. We had glow stick chapel with worship from World Witness Team. Dr. Rude spoke about the importance of sleep and how God grants sleep to those who He loves. To listen, click here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rebekah Simon-Peter is one of our featured speakers at this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College. She is the author Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! and Seven Simple Steps to Green Your Church as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Read the review of Rebekah's new book here:
You can hear Rebekah speak in more depth on her book at this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College.

Register today at

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TODAY is your last day to register for $50 for the BIM Week Creation Care Conference. Tomorrow it increases to $60. Register online registration at: One unit of continuing education credit is available upon request.

Friday, January 27, 2012

After realizing a growing disconnect between his faith values and his professional work, John Hill joined the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) as Program Director for Environmental Justice in 2002. In 2003, his portfolio expanded to include economic justice issues. Be sure to register for this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College at so you can attend John’s workshop — Economic & Environmental Justice: A Global Perspective.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

1/25/12 Chapel -- Rev. Rodney Worsham

On January 25, 2012, Rev. Rodney Worsham spoke at chapel. Rev. Worsham encouraged the chapel community to consider the importance of forgiveness and to forgive those around them. Selah led worship and Gospel Choir led special music. It was a great chapel full of many different worship elements! To listen, click here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

1/18/12 Chapel -- Pastor Joe Boyd

On January 18th, Pastor Joe Boyd, from Aviator Church in Derby, Kansas, spoke at chapel. Joe encouraged the community to reach out to all on campus and he reminded the community that Christ died for all. To listen, click here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rebekah Simon-Peter to Lead BIM Week Chapel

Rebekah Simon-Peter is one of our featured speakers at this year’s BIM Week Creation Care Conference, Feb. 28 & 29 at Southwestern College. She is an ordained United Methodist elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference with a degree in Environmental Studies, who worked as an acid rain researcher and volunteer naturalist before receiving her call to ministry. After more than a decade of serving churches in Colorado and Wyoming, she is now a sought-after presenter, sharing the “green” gospel with churches, interfaith groups, and community groups. Be sure to at so you can attend Rebekah’s workshops & lecture.

Friday, January 13, 2012

1/11/12 Chapel -- Rev. Ashlee Alley

On Wednesday, January 11, Rev. Ashlee Alley spoke at chapel. She challenged the community to resolve to Love God, Love Others and Serve the world during this new year. To listen, click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

11/30/11 Rev. Rob Schmutz

On November 30, Rev. Rob Schmutz spoke at chapel. He reminded the community at SC to let God use them in a powerful way and gave testimony to the work that God has done in his own life. To listen, click here.