Duke Chapel Student Ministries provides opportunities for undergraduate students to hear and respond to God's call for their lives on campus, in Durham, and beyond through study, artistic expression, counsel, service, and community. Its aim is to help students bridge faith and learning during their time at Duke, so that they can take purposeful steps in bridging their distinctive talents with the world's deepest needs.
Find the Chapel's Student Ministries team in room 0037 of the Chapel basement. To get there, enter through the basement door facing to the Bryan Center and the room will be immediately on your right.
Student Engagement Opportunities
Students engage with the Chapel through a range of programs, fellowships, and groups described here:
C. Eric Lincoln Theology & Arts Fellowship
- Chapel Choir, taught by Chapel Music Director Dr. Zebulon Highben
- Introduction to Christian Preaching, taught by Chapel Dean Luke Powery
- Religion Across Boundaries house course, taught Senior Renata Starostka, a member of the Chapel’s Eruditio et Religio living-learning community; supervised by Religious Studies Professor Laura Lieber; and supported by the Chapel’s director of Religious Life, the Rev. Kathryn Lester-Bacon
- The Role and Function of Music in Corporate Worship, taught by Chapel Music Director Dr. Zebulon Highben
- Learn more
Grants, Awards, and Fellowships
Duke Chapel Reads
Research OpportunitiesDuke Chapel Recordings digital archives. Students are part of these research teams. Projects have included:
- #MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel (2019-2020), Bass Connections
- #MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel (Summer 2019), Story+
Student PreacherSunday morning worship service. 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.
The Chapel hires students for a variety of jobs from worship coordination to communications to student docents.
United in Praise
This student group is an undergraduate gospel choir that professes the Christian faith through song and dance. It is advised by the Chapel's C. Eric. Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement. Watch a video about the group: