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First Year Fridays in September 2022
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First-Year Fridays

Join us for a special 5-week chapel series with Todd Pickett, dean of spiritual development and campus pastor, designed to introduce you to discipleship and spiritual formation at Biola while providing interactive and community-building times to help you get connected.

All students are welcome and will receive Spiritual Development/Chapel credit for attending.

Questions? Contact chapel@biola.edu.

Chapel Opportunities

We offer a variety of chapels, please join us!

Singspiration logoSunday “Singspiration”

8-9 p.m., Chase Gymnasium
This Sunday evening chapel invites us into an honest conversation with God through an extended time of prayer and worship.

Abound logoMonday “Abound” Chapels

9:30-10:20 a.m., Sutherland Auditorium
Join us as we journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and explore what it looks like for our love to “abound more and more in knowledge and all discernment” (v.9)

Calvary ChapelTuesday Talbot Chapels

9:30-10:20 a.m., Calvary Chapel
Undergraduates are welcomed to the Talbot community to worship in music and hear the Word preached and taught by many of Biola’s own theology faculty as well as visiting lecturers.

Fives logoTuesday “Fives” Prayer

5-5:45 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium
Named simply for the time it meets, Fives calls Biolans to gather at dusk and be led in quiet prayer as we practice the spiritual rhythms of thanksgiving, confession, and scripture meditation, focusing on the psalms and songs of Scripture.

Abound logoWednesday “Abound” Chapels

9:30-10:20 a.m., Sutherland Auditorium
Join us as we journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and explore what it looks like for our love to “abound more and more in knowledge and all discernment” (v.9)

AfterDark logoWednesday “AfterDark” Chapels

9:10-10:10 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium
This chapel is led by students, for students, and covers a broad range of teachings from God’s Word.

Fives logoThursday “Fives” Prayer

5-5:45 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium
Named simply for the time it meets, Fives calls Biolans to gather at dusk and be led in quiet prayer as we practice the spiritual rhythms of thanksgiving, confession, and scripture meditation, focusing on the psalms and songs of Scripture.

First Year Fridays ChapelFriday: First-Year Fridays

9:30-10:20 a.m., Sutherland Auditorium
This five-week chapel series is designed to lay the groundwork for new student's discipleship and spiritual formation at Biola while providing an ongoing opportunity for all first year students to come together, developing a deeper sense of community. Although designed for new students, all are welcome.

First-Year Fridays Schedule

These five Friday chapels will address the five most asked questions about spiritual formation at Biola:

  • 9/2 — What is worship?
  • 9/9 — How do I deepen my relationship with God?
  • 9/16 — How do I cooperate with God in my spiritual formation?
  • 9/23 — What do I do when I fail?
  • 9/30 — How do I know God’s will for my life?

Calling Cohorts

Calling Cohorts are growth and fellowship groups beginning in October. Participation in Cohorts qualifies for Spiritual Development/Chapel credits.