High Point University invites you to join in chapel & religious life


HPU-Chapel-graphic“Wednesday night Chapel at High Point University is one of our longstanding traditions. The services nourish our souls and feed our hearts. We at HPU are committed to building students from the inside out so that they live lives defined by significance as much as success. The spiritual life is foundational for that kind of life. We’re grateful for all the students and community volunteers who make religious life at High Point University a cornerstone to the High Point University experience.” —Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU President

Chapel services are held every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 6:20 PM in Hayworth Chapel on the High Point University campus.

Some of the highlights for the year include:

October 12- Special Guest Speaker— Gena Thomas, HPU alumna and author of Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work With Sustainable Practices, will serve as the guest speaker. She served as a missionary for four and a half years in northern Mexico and started a coffee shop ministry called El Búho. A special invitation will be given to students who participate in a service trip during Fall Break to be prayed for during this service.

November 30- Lessons & Carols Service — This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Hayworth Chapel. January 16, 2017- 11:00 am | MLK Service — This annual service of worship celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year the service features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. This year, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston of The United Methodist South Carolina Conference will deliver an inspirational message of hope and peace at 11 a.m. in Hayworth Chapel. Download the entire Chapel and Religious Life Brochure  

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at hfleming@wnccumc.net.


  • Resources
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