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Evangel University is a Christ-centered and Spirit-led community that commits itself to develop students both academically and spiritually. As a part of this, students, faculty, and staff gather together in chapel three times each week. Dr. Mike & Darla Rakes shepherd EU’s Chapel experience from powerful worship led by Evangel students to life-changing messages from them and their special guests.

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Upcoming Chapel Speakers

Dr. Mike Rakes

Pastor Darla Rakes

Pastor Mark Entzminger

Destiny Deas

Peter & Joanna Reeves

Austin Westlake

Lwali Severin

Maricela Hernandez

Sara Forhetz

Brandon Cedarblom

Joseph Gordon

Brad Rosenberg

Spiritual Life on Campus

The Spiritual Life Department coordinates spiritual life activities for the university. The department schedules chapel services that emphasize worship, the Word of God, and real-life stories of God’s grace leading to personal encounters with Him.

University Chapel

The student body of Evangel gathers from 9:45-10:35 each Wednesday and Friday through the semester for University Chapel. These chapels are filled with student-led worship provided by EU Worship and HeartSong. Additionally, students grow in their knowledge of God and the Bible through the preaching of Dr. Mike and Pastor Darla. Other local and national communicators round out the annual preaching schedule. Attendance is expected at University Chapel as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Encounter Chapel

Thursday mornings from 9:45-10:35 feature a student-led chapel experience. This services is designed to provide more space for students to dwell in the presence of God and grow in understanding and practice of specific spiritual disciplines. Students are empowered to craft the spiritual journey through the entire year for their classmates.

Spiritual Saturation Week

Twice each year students are encouraged to participate in focused spiritual activities each day during the week.  This includes intentional times of worship, prayer, and extended altar times. Additional services are added for Spiritual Saturation to allow for more opportunities to center our lives in the presence of God.

Floor Devos

Discipleship happens best in the context of community. At Evangel, Crosswalk Discipleship Leaders are selected each year to provide discussion-based devotions for their classmates. The content includes sermon-based studies, the Bible Engagement Project and a variety of other topics which allow every student to find a group that meets them right where they are and help them take the next steps spiritually.

All Hall Chapels

Students love to gather with the people they live with in the Residence Halls. The All-Hall Chapel takes place three times each semester and blend food, fun, and faith. These unique chapel experiences are created under the leadership of the Crosswalk hall Discipleship Administrator and the Resident Director.

Service Days

Students at Evangel are marked by their compassion and service for others.  Each semester the ministry arms of Crosswalk join together with the Center for Compassion to reach beyond the campus and make a difference in the community. From elementary schools, neighborhoods, and soup kitchens, Evangel students are serving in a way that meets the physical and emotional needs of our neighbors.


Today’s generation of young adults want to know their life matters. Crosswalk is Evangel University’s ministry arm which trains and empowers students to minister on and off campus.  Through traveling ministry teams like Catalyst and Pursuit, or the impact teams which support our student body like EUnite and IncludEU, Crosswalk is the center for engaging students in ministry all throughout the semester.