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Cedarville Chapel and a new Apple TV app

November 9, 2015

Cedarville Chapel App screenshotAs you know, chapel serves as the cornerstone of campus life at Cedarville University. At 10 a.m. each weekday, Cedarville students, faculty and staff gather together to fellowship through worship, music, and the teaching of God's Word. In light of the distinctive place chapel holds at Cedarville, we think it is important to connect what is happening in chapel to you as parents who are committed to praying for and supporting your students. To that end, I am excited to share with you a new way to experience chapel from your living room.

One of the new apps on the recently¬≠released, updated Apple TV™ is the Cedarville University Chapel App, which gives more people access to daily chapel services. The free Cedarville Chapel App provides the opportunity to watch previous chapel broadcasts, as well as view the live chapel stream. To install the Chapel App, navigate to the TV App Store on the new, 4th generation Apple TV, and search for "Cedarville". It’s one of just many ways that Cedarville’s web team is committed to staying on the cutting edge to expand access to chapel for those outside the University. Earlier this year, Cedarville began live streaming both video and audio for chapel, and previously made significant upgrades to the archives to make past chapels more user¬≠friendly and easily searchable.

Read more about the new Chapel App and watch an introductory video in the "Chapel App Comes to Apple TV" news release. Chapel remains available for both live-streaming and archive broadcast on desktop and mobile devices at

Posted in Christian Ministry University Administration

1000 Days

October 23, 2015

Time is fleeting. This reality tends to strike us at certain milestone in life, yet the reality of the quiet passing of time in our daily lives tends to not sit on our consciences every day. In those moments when we notice the change of one season to another, we are typically wondering where the time went along the way. The Apostle Paul reminds us to make “the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5:15-16 ESV) At Cedarville we are acutely aware that the time we have with each student under our stewardship is passing quickly, and each day represents and opportunity to equip young men and women for godliness. When one considers the days a student is away from campus for summer and other breaks, Cedarville University has approximately 1,000 days with each student on campus to invest in his or her life. In light of this reality we seek to make “the best use of the time” by intentionally building every experience for students both inside and outside of the classroom on the Word of God and Testimony of Jesus Christ. I encourage you to do two things in light of the fleeting time your child will be at Cedarville. First, take a moment to view the video at the link below of Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White sharing his vision for 1,000 days of influence in a student’s life. Second, remain strong in prayer for your child during the brief yet uniquely powerful season as a student at Cedarville.

Thank you for the opportunity to invest in the life of your student.

Watch the 1000 Days video

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Discipleship Ministries Involvement

September 1, 2015

Discipleship Ministries exists for the Glory of God to transform students’ lives through reproducing relationships that are rooted in the Word of God. It is our desire to be a co-curricular part of the strategy at Cedarville University to produce increasingly obedient Christ-followers who seek to reproduce themselves in the lives of others, not just during their four years here but for the rest of their lives.  


However, simply organizing small groups does not  guarantee that discipleship is taking place. These small groups, made up of roughly a third of the student body, can be a tool, if used correctly that is conducive to life transformation for the Glory of God for the following reasons:


  • Discipleship Ministries seeks to train students to behold the glory of the Lord in His Word through Gospel- centered studies and training (2 Co. 3:18).
  • Discipleship Ministries seeks to connect younger students with upperclassmen who are maturing in their walk with Christ in Paul and Timothy-type relationships (2 Tim. 2:2).
  • Discipleship Ministries seeks to develop relationships and events to further immerse students in the Word of God and the Worship of God.


Through our events, studies and fellowship, it is my great passion to see students pursuing and making much of Christ, increasingly hungering for His Word and dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ far beyond these four years. Please pray for us as we seek to be obedient to the call to make disciples. “If we abide in Christ, He promises to bear much fruit, but apart from Him we can do nothing” (John 15:5).

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