On the Florida Campus we believe that “worship is the central act of the people of God.” Whatever is learned in the classroom, discovered in the library, or acted out in the ministerial lives of students, it is in our Chapel services that students experience the act of community and spiritual formation that epitomizes the Asbury experience.
Students are encouraged to come and hear dynamic speakers from both inside the seminary faculty and staff as well as powerful voices from around the church and around the world. Students are urged to participate in outstanding worship, led by our chapel music director, Rev. Dawn Salmons and liturgical leadership provided by the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Jeffrey W. Frymire. Services are held multiple times each week in order to allow for students coming to campus for classes to experience the richness of our community worship and fellowship. Following Chapel services, we gather in the Student Center for a meal and additional fellowship and sharing opportunities.
Recently, the Florida campus received an initial grant of $500,000 from the Lily Foundation to promote Excellence in Preaching, especially among Hispanic and African American clergy. Under the direction of Dr. Danny Roman-Gloro, the initial grant has been extended by another $250,000 grant from the Lily Foundation. As a result our Chapel has been upgraded in both its equipment and staffing in order to produce and post video broadcasts of Chapel sermons. Come join us in person for Chapel when you are on campus or join with us when we post our services in video format. Either way, Chapel worship remains the central act of the students, faculty, and staff of the Florida Campus of Asbury Seminary.