At Multnomah, we highly value worshiping God in the context of our community. As we study His Word and grow in knowledge, we also seek to grow in relationship with Him by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and through our lives. Christian education is transformational and demands a response of the heart and will. Chapels provide intentional opportunities beyond the classroom for us to come together for encouragement and support so we may learn to live authentically and fully for Him.

About Chapel

Chapels are held three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the JCA Student Center from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Students are required to attend a select amount of chapels each semester. For more details concerning the capel program or chapel attendance, contact the Student Life Department.


"FIRST" is our chapel theme for 2015-2016. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus urges us, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness." We will examine what is of utmost importance — the centrality and preeminence of Jesus Christ and His kingdom — and how that can be experienced in every area of life.


The Multnomah University Chapel program exists to provide occasions for worship, assembly, spiritual formation and education in community.

Core Values

  • Corporate Worship: We believe that worship includes the proclamation of the Word, the stirring of our souls in musical acclamation, and opportunities to respond to the truth of God's Word as it is encountered in our lives.
  • Assembly: We believe that regular and intentional opportunities to join together as the Multnomah community is crucial for the purpose of unity.
  • Spiritual Formation: We believe that the study of God's word is a transformational process, affirming that education is a holistic endeavor, involving academic study, relational response to God, and direct application of truth to our lives and ministries.
  • Education: It helps to define our distinctive as a Christian educational institution while at the same time contributing to the growth of relationships in Christ.

Special Chapels

Christian Life Conference

This conference is one week during the fall semester and takes the place of chapel for the week. Depending on the speaker, there are 3-4 sessions, one hour each.

The Beautiful Response Chapels

Beautiful Response Chapels are scheduled throughout the year. They are a community celebration of the arts, reflecting the creativity of our Creator and His heart for the world.