Our churches and their pastors have been struggling in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced church attendance, isolated many of our most vulnerable members and led to questions about the future of our congregational ministries. The current racial crisis has raised tensions that have long plagued our people and their families, causing many to wonder aloud whether we’re really putting to death the sins of racism and hatred in our neighborhoods and churches. As if this were not enough to disparage faithful Christians, our society is also being torn apart by leaders more eager to win battles on behalf of their own tribes than to bring people together in pursuit of the common good. 

In the midst of all this trouble, the Lord remains faithful. More than that, he continues to redeem a bride for Christ and build his church around the world. As he exhorts us in the book of James, “count it all joy . . . when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4). 

In chapel this fall, we will help one another to count our present trials as joy by reminding one another of the providence of God in our everyday lives. By delving into Scripture texts that teach us of the sovereignty of God over history and instruct us to encourage one another with tokens of his providential care, we will strengthen one another to live more faithfully, hopefully and lovingly today.

All services take place at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.

Guests are welcome to participate in-person or virtually at beesondivinity.com/live or YouTube.com/BeesonDivinity.

Effective July 30, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Samford University is requiring all persons on campus, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face masks in all public indoor settings.
Community Worship
September 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which Robert Smith Jr. will deliver a sermon on Joshua 4.

Community Worship
September 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which Roy Ciampa will deliver a sermon on Ruth 4.

Community Worship
October 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship with Karen Ellis, this year's Go Global Missions Emphasis Week speaker.

Community Worship
October 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which Eric M. Riesen will deliver a sermon on 1 Samuel 7.

Community Worship
October 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which Beeson alumnna Suzanne Simmons will deliver a sermon on Psalm 78.

Community Worship
October 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship with Michael McClymond, who will deliver the Reformation Heritage Lectures.

Community Worship
November 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for Community Worship during which Paul Lawler will deliver a sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

Community Worship
November 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which Tim Cox will deliver a sermon on 2 Corinthians 11:16-12:10.

Community Worship
November 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which John Cantelow III will deliver a sermon on Hebrews 12.

Community Worship
November 30, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join us for community worship during which the fall 2021 James Earl Massey Preaching Award recipient will deliver a sermon on Revelation 21.

Commencement and a Service of Consecration
December 10, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, will give the commencement address during Beeson's December Commencement and Service of Consecration.