Each spring, one Duke undergraduate student is selected to preach in the Duke Chapel 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. 

In 2018 Student Preacher Sunday will be April 8. The Chapel follows the Revised Common Lectionary, and the texts for April 8 can be found here and include:

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31

All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Sermons should be based upon one or more of the lectionary scripture texts for that Sunday and should be on a topic deemed appropriate to the worship context. A draft sermon must be submitted via email to the Director of Worship and Community Ministry by noon on Friday, January 31, 2018. The sermon should be 18-20 minutes in length, which is approximately 2200 words. The manuscript should not contain the name of the student submitting the sermon until the final page of the document.

Basic criteria for selection include: relevance of the sermon to Scripture passage/s, quality of the sermon draft, and the appropriateness of the sermon’s subject matter for a Chapel service. The selection process may involve finalists delivering their sermon to the selection committee.

For further information, please email the Director of Worship and Community Ministry or call (919) 667-5258.


2017 Student Preacher

Katie Becker, "Crying with Jesus"
April 2, 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11:1-45
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