We sometimes say, "Chapel is where you hear the heartbeat of Harding."

Because of the growing enrollment, we now have two chapel services each morning, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 10 a.m. These services last 35 minutes and are centered on the following three themes, which encompass what Chapel is really about:

ChapelWorship - With all the noise, busyness, stresses and demands that we all face, it is a blessing to have this daily time when we can refocus on who God is, who we are and why we are on this earth.

Community building - Harding University is like a very large family. In chapel, we have the ability to create new relationships and strengthen the student body as we worship and fellowship together.

Affirming the Harding identity - Chapel is one of the ways that we demonstrate to both the world and ourselves that faith in God remains at the center of all we do.


Whether you attend daily chapel as a student or watch it via streaming video, we welcome you to the most special 35 minutes of our day. And if you listen closely, we believe you will hear the heartbeat of Harding University. Welcome to chapel, and experience just a glimpse of why it’s great to be at Harding.

Chapel Live

Live Audio     or      iTunes U (some noteworthy chapels are available here)


Chapel Schedule

April 27-May 1, 2015

Monday,April 27, 2015

 Devotional/Summer Missions Send-off

Ken Graves

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

 Devotional/S.A. Passing the Gavel


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 Devotional/Retiring Faculty Member

George Oliver

Thursday, April 30, 2015

 Devotional/Alpha Chi Distinguished Speaker

Reet Cronk

Friday, May 1, 2015

 Devotional/Salute to Seniors


Chapel Etiquette

  • Be on time.
  • Students who are tardy will need to check with the appropriate chapel checker before walking quietly to their seat.
  • Students who are more than 10 minutes late will be counted absent.
  • Students are allowed 10 unexcused absences per semester, as well as five written excuses for illness. The written excuses must be turned in within seven days of the absence.
  • After these absences, any other absence from chapel must have a Student Life dean's approval or a note from a medical professional.
  • Sitting in someone else's seat is not allowed. Students must sit in their assigned seat or they will be counted absent.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.
  • Men should remove caps during chapel.
  • Laptops, cell phones and headphones may not be used during chapel.
  • Appropriate respect for speakers and others is expected.

Why Chapel?


The Heartbeat of Harding

By Dr. Bruce McLarty

Chapel Times

There are two scheduled chapel services in Benson Auditorium. Students have the option to choose between 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. chapel. Enrolled students will be notified when chapel seat selection is available, or they may have their seat assigned by the Office of Student Life.