Many followers of Jesus are familiar with the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. But how does one live out the gospel in life? How does one adopt a lifestyle built around death and resurrection? And why would someone pattern their life after death and resurrection in the first place? Why is it so essential that Jesus' followers are a people of hope and eternal perspective?
This fall, for the Spiritual Life Conference, we’re going to spend three days looking at the significance of following Jesus and entering into his life, death, and resurrection. We’ll hear from three regional pastors who will help us explore what a gospel life looks like. Come ready to surrender the parts of our lives that we tend to clutch onto. Come ready to take a fresh look at the promise of life-changing power in the resurrection. Prepare to set your sights on our eternal hope as motivation for our endurance.
The letter of 1 John pulls no punches. With high standards for a life of integrity, apathy and inconsistency are no longer options. 1 John calls followers of Jesus to have the utmost honesty about themselves. Healthy relationships with God and with other believers are paramount for anyone who claims the name of Christ. In this study we will hear expositional teaching from local and regional pastors who will help us understand and apply God’s penetrating Word.
Come ready to open God’s Word and pursue a life of following Jesus with deeper integrity.
When it comes to Christian ministry, are good intentions good enough? Isn't it possible to go too far and create unhealthy dependency? Or worse yet, to develop a savior complex in us and an inferiority complex in those we seek to serve? How can we "seek the welfare of the city" without going to far and playing God, filling roles that God reserves for Himself?
This series will introduce new paradigms for ministry, for being faithful Christians in the world, living out the implications of the Gospel with those neighbors God gives each of us.
Something is wrong when we are more interested in what the screen in our pocket says than in what the person across from us just said. Technology certainly improves life, makes tasks easier, facilitates communication, but in addition to these benefits, what does technology take away from us? What does technology want from us?
In this series, we will be considering the story of technology and how it changes the way that we build relationships. Come ready to think about the cell phone in your pocket, the gaming console in your dorm room, and the ear buds in your backpack. Come ready to think about your relationships. Come ready to make some new commitments to how you will interact with your gadgets in order to be most present with the people around you.
What is the church? Did God institute the church or did we? And if He did create the church, what was His purpose behind it? At The Engage Conference, Nick Gibson will tackle these questions head-on, giving us a healthy perspective on the nature and purpose of the Church. Be prepared to leave this conference inspired and challenged to live out God's calling for His church in the world.
This sermons series, featuring area pastors and international theologian Hans Boersma, continues the theme we started during our Engage Conference, tackling the complex and exciting nature of the Church and its purpose in the world. Come and participate in these discussions about the essence and importance of God's church in an ever-needy world.
Olive Aneno will be speaking at Bryan as a part of an experimental series hosted by Bryan College in partnership with Compassion International.
Sexual addiction. It's a real struggle for so many people. From pornography and masturbation addiction to sex addiction, the struggle to control and direct our God-given sexuality is real and prevalent for Christians and non-Christians alike. In this chapel series, we will be discussing how to combat sexual addiction and view our sexuality in the context that God has established it.
Marnie Ferrie will be speaking at Bryan as a part of the chapel series called Kill Your Sexual Addiction
Join us as we hear Christopher Yuan discuss homosexuality and same-sex attraction. He teaches Bible at Moody Bible Institute and will approach this issue both from his personal experience and his understanding of Scripture. Please join us for this edifying and helpful discussion.
If God created us to glorify Him and enjoy Him, where do sports come into the mix? Can I glorify God and enjoy playing sports And what does it mean to enjoy God in the context of enjoying sports? This chapel series will approach the subject of sports and its role in glorifying our creator. Join us as we create a context for sports within the lives of God's beloved people.
Join us as we hear from Compassion International and some stories of how God is using them in His great mission of redemption and restoration around the world.
Coffee and Conversation events are an opportunity for students to engage directly with chapel guests about their ideas and work. Students who have questions or comments about a given chapel speaker are encouraged to attend if there is a Coffee and Conversation sessions offered. These events will be held in Mac's Cafe or in the Library (check the series schedule for location information) at 4:00pm on the days they are scheduled. Schedule information can be found in individual speaker schedules.
If God calls us to be productive servants in His kingdom, where does art come into the picture? What does God think about art? How should art feature in the lives of Christians? In this chapel series we will be addressing how art is an important part of the life of every Christian, and we will interact with different mediums of art within this context.
God calls us to be worshipers. While there are many forms of worship, God specifically calls us to worship Him with our voices. Before the throne of God, the four living creatures are continually singing praises to God (Revelation 7:11-12). Throughout the history of the church, singing has been an important and necessary part of worship. It lifts our hearts, helps us express our love and devotion, and encourages us in our walk. Please join us for our worship chapels this year as we seek to praise God with our lips.
You don't want to miss distinguished international theologian Hans Boersma as he joins us in our series The Church: What's the Point? Be prepared for new insights and challenging ideas.
God calls us to love Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. What does it mean to love God with our minds? And what does it mean to practice this outside of the classroom? In this chapel series we will be tackling the importance of life-long learning and our role as learners in the Kingdom of God.
We all have a heritage, and whether we know it or not, it shapes us into who we are. Join us as we celebrate the heritage of Bryan College with special guest Donald T. Williams.
The Departments of Faith and Mission and Worldview Formation have teamed up this year to bring joint guests to campus who will speak in chapel, visit with the student body, and participate as panelists for this year's couch events. The guests coming to Bryan through this partnership include the following.
Come hear author and speaker Tyler Wigg-Stevenson share his understanding of God's true call for Christians to participate in His work around the world. Tyler will be here as a part of a partnership between the Departments of Faith and Mission and Worldview Formation and will be serving as a guest for the spring Couch event and speaking in chapel the next morning.
Community is a defining characteristic of the Christian faith that sets us apart from the rest of the world. Through the unifying work of the Holy Spirit, we have the privilege to participate in unique fellowship with believers that edify, encourage, challenge, and bless all in the family of faith. Community Chapels are a way that we can come together as a Bryan community and do just this!
Authors is a partnership between the chapel and the library at Bryan College. Throughout the year, a variety of authors will be speaking in chapel and visiting classes.
The library has purchased a representative selection of the books written by these authors to add to our collection for the benefit of anyone who would like to "read along" with the series.