College chapel is a vital and distinctive part of the HLGU experience. Chapel helps define who we are and what we stand for as a Baptist, church-related, evangelical institution of higher education.

The purpose of chapel is to provide a forum for corporate worship, spiritual encouragement, and educational and cultural enrichment for the HLGU community, however it is not intended to serve as a substitute for church attendance or affiliation.

Chapel Attendance

Attendance is recorded by scanning student ID cards as students enter the Parker Theatre. In the event that the card reader is not reading a students’ ID, the student may present their card to have their number written down prior to entering the theatre. This occurrence should be rare and the student should have their card replaced immediately. Students who arrive at Chapel later than 10:15 a.m. will not receive credit. Students who depart from a chapel service prior to the official conclusion will not receive credit for chapel. For more information on chapel attendance requirements, please see the HLGU Student Handbook.

Chapel Schedule

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Below is the current schedule. Audio files will be posted as they come available.
Chapel begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.


Date Speaker Audio Download
Aug 22, 2018 Convocation Chapel – Dr. Anthony Allen
Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Jeff Brown
Dean of Students & Missions Coordinator
Professor of Christian Studies
Sep 5-6, 2018
Spiritual Emphasis Days – Joe White
CEO & President
Kanakuk Kamps
Branson, MO
Sep 12, 2018
Dr. Miles Mullin
Vice President for Academic Administration
Professor of Religious History
Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Lawrence Clapp
South-Elm Street Baptist Church
Greensboro, NC
Sep 26, 2018
Jeff Anderson
Calvary Baptist Church
Hannibal, MO
Oct 3, 2018
Josh Hawley
Missouri Attorney General*
Jefferson City, MO
Oct 10, 2018
No Chapel – Midterms
Oct 17, 2018
Erskin Anavitarte
Nashville, TN
Oct 24, 2018
Alex Demczak
Author & Speaker
Thrive U
Columbia, MO
Oct 31, 2018
Richard Rhea
First Baptist Church
Troy, MO
Nov 7, 2018
Luke Bray
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Passages Israel
Chicago, IL
Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Justin Carswell
VP of Christian Studies,
Dean of Chapel
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO
Nov 21, 2018
No Chapel – Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28, 2018
Hanging of the Green
Dec 6, 2018
No Chapel – Finals

*HLGU and its board of trustees do not officially endorse candidates for political office. Titles and affiliations of chapel speakers are listed for purposes of identification only. Chapel services are worship services for our students, faculty and guests. Invitations to speakers who are known to hold personal faith and convictions consistent with our statement of faith does not constitute and should not be taken as an endorsement for or against any political candidate.