An important part of being a Chapel Scholar is developing relationships with Chapel ministers and fellow Chapel Scholars, and deepening your relationship with God. To facilitate that, Chapel ministers meet informally with students and also organize these events and initiatives.
Through the Chapel's Community Ministry program, Chapel Scholars find ways to connect with Chapel friends and neighbors in Durham.
In their senior year, Chapel Scholars are invited to apply to be Dean's Scholars. Becoming a Dean’s Scholar is a way to deepen one’s engagement with the Chapel. As a Dean’s Scholar, a senior will have opportunities to meet with the dean of Duke Chapel for conversations and to discuss readings chosen by the dean. Apply here.
Faith and Learning Conversations
Chapel ministers host regular conversations over a meal about how your faith frames your experiences in the classroom.
Over academic breaks, Chapel Scholars may participate in mission trips organized by the Chapel.
Chapel ministers organize reading groups around topics that connect Christian faith to wider concerns on campus and in the world.
Chapel Scholars participate in the Chapel’s worship services by serving as ushers, lectors, communion servers, Scripture readers or prayer leaders.