Life Pacific Universtity recognizes that Chapel is not a replacement for church attendance. It is, however, a place where we as a worshipping community, honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Students should respect others by refraining from the following: talking during chapel, use of either laptop or cell phone, leaving early, sleeping, doing homework, etc… failure to comply with these guidelines will result in loss of credit. Repetitive misconduct will result in Student Development Sanctions. Students are encouraged to be attentive and respectful participants during chapel. Any questions about Chapel Attendance may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal absences are granted each semester, and students must use these absences to cover any and all unforeseen personal circumstances that would cause them to miss chapel. Brief illness, personal travel days, employment or graduate school interviews, studying, tardiness, etc. are all classified as personal absences.
- Each student is given 6 personal absences for chapel (3 if the student has an appeal for either Tuesday or Wednesday).
- Once students have reached thier limit of personal absences, they will be notified by the Office of Calling and Vocation regarding next steps.
Failure to comply, or having absences over the allotted amount will directly result in a failure of the Ministry Formation Chapel Requirement.
Excused Absences may be granted for severe conditions or special situations which temporarily affect normal chapel attendance. Excused absences for other circumstances may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Calling and Vocation. Class trips or other activities approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs are excusable.
Chapel appeals may be granted to students who live off campus or work during chapel. Information regarding chapel appeals can be found on the MIN095 page on Moodle.
Chapel Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know how many chapels I’ve attended?
It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of chapel attendance. We recommend students keep a written record of attendance and chapel notes so students know which and how many chapels they’ve attended. Students may email MinistryFormation@lifepacific.edu
for chapel attendance updates.
What if I don’t get credit for a chapel I’ve attended?
All chapels are uploaded within 24 hours by the Office of Calling and Vocation. Students are responsible for keeping track of their attendance. If a student believes a chapel is missing from their record, they must contact the Office of Ministry Formation at MinistryFormation@lifepacific.edu
within 1 week of the missing chapel. In order for the credit to be applied, students must include a summary of the chapel including:
- Chapel date and time
- The speaker’s name
- Summary of the chapel and topic that was discussed.
Any missing chapels that are not reported within 1 week of the missed chapel will not receive credit and will count against students absences.
Why does Life Pacific University keep track of chapel, outreach, and church attendance?
Accountability. LPU’s mission is to transform students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world. Life Pacific University tracks chapel attendance, outreach hours, and church attendance as a form of accountability to our mission and values. This ensures each graduate of LPU knows how to practically apply the Scriptures, get involved in church, actively participate in chapel, and serve the local and/or global community.
What if I go to Chapel without my ID Card?
Chapel credit will not be granted to students who fail to have their Student ID card present. Student ID cards are required for all students to check out books, print assignments, and eat in the Café. If students have lost their Student ID card, they should visit the Library to acquire a new one.
What if I come late to a chapel after the scanners are gone?
Scanners will be available 10 minutes before and after the start of chapel (from 10:10am-10:30am). If students arrive after the scanners have stopped scanning, they will not be able to receive credit for chapel that day.
Am I required to go to chapel?
Chapel attendance is required for all undergraduate students, regardless of academic load. Chapels can be appealed for commuting students and/or work schedules. Please locate information regarding chapel appeals on the Ministry Formation page on Moodle.