What chapel speakers need to know
Thank you for agreeing to speak at chapel. To learn more, see frequently asked questions and answers below.
- When is chapel at Redeemer Christian High School?
Chapel takes place on Wednesdays at 8:35 a.m. in the gym.
- What is the purpose of chapel?
This is a time for our school community to worship together in prayer, song, and learning. Our 160 students are between 14 and 18 years old and we are trying to challenge and encourage them in their Christian walk. Chapel at Redeemer is an amazing opportunity for speakers to present ideas that really make our teens think about Biblical truths, God’s standards, God’s calling on their lives, and so much more. Please feel free to contact Brad Armishaw to discuss a topic or get clarification.
- In what order do things happen?
Chapel begins with school announcements followed by prayer, and our worship team leads our students and staff in some songs. Then our speaker begins his/her presentation, around 8:50 a.m. Because the Period 1 bell rings at 9:20 a.m., we ask our presenters to plan on speaking for around 10-15 minutes. After this, the worship team will lead in a closing song, and the host closes in prayer and dismisses the students.
- Are topics chosen ahead of time?
Yes, this is an attempt to make our chapels more cohesive. Knowing the topic and scriptures ahead of time allows us to plan music, prayers, and special presentations more effectively.
- Are there any themes I should avoid?
Yes, there are. Our community is diverse, with students from dozens of denominations, including Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic, so it’s best not to address practices that are particular to certain traditions. Instead, emphasize those truths that Christians have believed for centuries, across boundaries of time, place, tradition, and culture.
- When should I arrive at the school?
It would be good to get to Redeemer by 8:30 a.m. since chapel starts at 8:35 a.m.
- Where should I park?
You may park in the spots directly in front of our school. If they are full, there is a large lot behind the school. If you park at the back, however, you’ll have to walk around to the front and come in the main entrance.
- Do I sign in?
Yes. Once inside the front door, go up the stairs immediately to your right and sign in at our office on the second floor. Our office staff will be expecting you, and will then direct you to our cafeteria.
- Can I show a video or play a song?
Yes, absolutely. We have a projector and a sound system. It is best to bring any videos with you (on USB or DVD), since you will not be able to access our protected network. You may want to let Brad Armishaw know ahead of time and come early to set up and test things beforehand with our tech crew. Our tech crew will be in the gym by 8:10 a.m.
- How should I dress for chapel at Redeemer?
Please be comfortable, but neat and clean. As a pastor, ministry leader, or missionary, you are an example to our students. Since our own students must wear uniforms and adhere to a dress code, we would appreciate you take the following into consideration: no bare shoulders, backs, short shorts or skirts, low necklines, tight clothing or ripped jeans.