Student Engagement


Worship, planned by students and faculty, is an important part of the Perkins community. We worship together at 11:30 am every Wednesday and Thursday. Perkins Chapel is the heart of the SMU campus and is a means by which the entire SMU community comes together. Services are open to all.

Upcoming Chapel Services:

Fall 2017

Wednesday, August 23 (Feast of Beginnings):  Bishop Mike McKee preaching.  Word and Table

Thursday, August 24:  Midday Prayer, coordinated by Dr. Mark Stamm and friends 

Wednesday, August 30:  Service of the Word, Dr. James Lee preaching

Thursday, August 31:  Word and Table, Bishop Max Whitfield preaching and presiding at Table

Applications for the Chapel Assistant position for the 2017-18 Academic Year may be made to Dr. Mark W. Stamm, with preference given to those who apply by Monday, July 31st.  Please send a one page letter of application and CV to Dr. Stamm at <>.  Interviews will be scheduled following receipt of the application materials.

The Perkins Chapel Assistantship program is supported by a gift from Jane and Elbert Marshall, and is a paid position.  It provides two students each year a valuable opportunity for an extension of classroom learning in worship planning, leadership, and assessment.

The Perkins Chapel Assistants must meet criteria related to course work and grade point average, and must give evidence of promise and interest in improving their ability to plan, lead, and assess worship.  Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed the Introduction to Christian Worship course (WO 6313) and have been active participants in the Perkins Worship Committee.  Consideration may be given to students who expect to become active members of the Perkins Worship Committee and who commit to enroll in the Introduction to Christian Worship course (WO 6313) during either the fall 2017 or spring 2018 term.

For more information,contact Dr. Stamm at



Chapel Assistant Duties