Brookes Chapel during worship service

Loving God, Loving Others, Living Community

Chapel provides our academic community an opportunity to gather for worship and spiritual encouragement. Through music, God’s Word, & creative arts, faculty, staff, & students are challenged to love God, love others, & and to live out their faith in community. Students, staff, & faculty are encouraged to attend and participate in this worship experience.  Our worship band is led by one of our music faculty. Students, faculty, & staff are welcome to be a part of the worship through music, testimonies, & creative arts.

We meet every Wednesday at 11 .a.m in Brookes Chapel which is located on the second floor of the Minor Fine Arts Building. Different emphases are offered throughout the academic year (e.g. Campus Revival, Christian Focus Week, & Holy Week) to further inspire and challenge us to grow deeper in our faith and to make disciples of all the nations.

In Chapel, our goal is to:

Worship & Praise our Living God, Live out our faith in community, & Declare His Glory among the nations.

Psalm 96:1-3  “O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.”

This year we will begin chapel with the theme of “Awaken, It’s Time”  Romans 13:11-12  “Besides this, you know what time it is , how it is now the moment for your to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light …”

We will hand out a 21-day prayer guide to everyone who attends chapel August 28.  This is an invitation for the Shorter community to fast and pray over the next three weeks. The true purpose of fasting is to renew our relationship with God by a turning to him. In Greek the word is metanoia, translated in our English language as repent. When Jesus began his ministry in Galilee, he said these words. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the Good news.”  Here at Shorter this academic year, we are praying for God’s spirit to move among us.

When transformation takes place, communities are changed.  We are in need of a spiritual awakening.


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Chapel Schedule Spring 2015

January 14 – Jason Lovins Band

January 21 – Mitch Jolley – Pastor, Three Rivers

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January 28 – Jim Law

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February 4 – Caleb Crider, IMB

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February 11 – Jeff Pratt, Lifeway

February 18 – Brent & Melissa Baskin

February 25 – Tim Dowdy

March 4 – Will Givins

March 11 – Spring Break

March 18 – Tom Rush

March 25 – Alan Hix

April 1 –  Roger Weaver

April 8 – Awards Day

April 15 – Dr. J. Robert White

April 22 – Praise Service & Recognition of Summer Missionaries

Chapel Schedule Fall 2014

August 27, 2014
Dr. David Drake
First Baptist Church
Ellijay, GA

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September 3, 2014
Pastor Ben Smith
Central Baptist Church
Waycross, GA

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September 10, 2014
Nicole Bromley
Founder and Director of One Voice Enterprises

***NOTE! Remember that we also have plenty of overflow seating and a LIVE acoustic group in the Chorale Room!

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September 17, 2014
Pastor Jeremy Morton
First Baptist Church
Cartersville, GA

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September 24, 2014
Scott Kirby and Shorter Women’s Basketball

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October 1, 2014
David Brazil
Retired, City of Rome Fire Department

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October 8, 2014
Pastor David Harper
Hollywood Baptist Church
Rome, GA

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October 15, 2014
Reverend Franklin Scott
University of Georgia, BCM Campus Minister
Athens, GA

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October 22, 2014
Dr. Carlisle Driggers
Lake Country Baptist Church
Eatonton, GA

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October 29, 2014
Beverly Skinner
Georgia Women’s Missionary Union
Duluth, GA

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November 5, 2014
Dr. Brent Baskin
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Youth Ministry
Shorter University

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November 12, 2014
Josh Pilgrim
Associate Campus Minister
Shorter University

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November 19, 2014
Dr. Earl Kellet
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Shorter University