On the 26th, the Chapel team held a thanksgiving service with students online.
On this day, the chapel team held a service time for about 30 minutes from 6 am early in the morning considering the time with the family.
Below is a summary of the message for the day.
“What is the subject of your gratitude? Is it satisfaction in the world? True Christians thank God through the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Also, that is the thanksgiving that God is pleased with.
When we were still sinners, we were saved from sin by God giving us the Son. The Lord has made us possess, and made us children of God, who have no choice but to live miserably because the source of our existence is dry. This made it possible for us to pray and for us to receive the Holy Spirit. We live in an age where anyone can ask for the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, anyone can bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is the new image of Christians to become a person of the Holy Spirit with gratitude for being saved and bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit.”
As all classes were conducted online, many students naturally became interested in audio engineering for online broadcasting. Especially in the process of making and singing songs together online, knowledge in this field is essential. At the request of many students, David, who serves as an audio engineer in the chapel worship team, gave a special lecture on basic audio engineering.
The concept of the special lecture was in the form of a video of the Chapel Worship band preparing for online worship and attaching David’s commentary to every process.
It was very helpful to the students because there were many overlaps with the environment that students faced with at home. David’s kind explanation was enough to help the students understand.
We plan to hold these special lectures several times in the future. It will also be the predecessor of the audio engineering division to be opened next year.
Chapel Worship Band started recording gospel songs to support the evangelism of churches and fellowships.
After the pandemic, many churches and fellowships have started online evangelism. Bible study programs that were previously conducted offline, such as 1:1 Bible study programs and group Bible study programs, are online.
At this point, one difficulty arises. Usually, through a time of praise before and after Bible study, students open their hearts before studying the Bible and help them confess the grace they received to God through praise after completing the Bible study. But online, this process is not easy.
Therefore, for missions agencies facing such difficulties, the Chapel Worship Band started to capture live praise times in video according to the subject of Bible study.
First, the chapel evangelism team will use it.
We hope that the same grace can be found online through praise.
The Fall Quarter is heading towards the middle.
Around this time of the quarter, the Office of Student Affairs always interviews randomly selected students about their academic satisfaction and school life. According to a report by the Office of Student Affairs, students are very satisfied with the online classes currently being conducted. This is very consistent with the statistics of academic achievement and academic concentration in the previous quarter. Above all, the gap between instructors and students has narrowed, and communication and relationships between them have improved a lot.
However, the regret of most students was that there was no dynamic life due to the explosion of passion that occurred in offline meetings.
The improvement in students’ academic aspects is something we should all be pleased with, but the school also misses the dynamic school life through offline meetings.