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.

Perkins Chapel is also the site for more intimate 20-25 minute services held Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 am.

Morning Worship Services at 8 am:

Led by Clint Bordelon

Thursdays:  Order of Saint Luke (Dr. Mark Stamm, Tom Webster, and friends)

Fridays:  Word and Table, Dr. Barry Hughes or Bill Bryan

Upcoming Chapel Services at 11:30 am:

Wednesday, October 7
Service of The Word
Abraham and Isaac
Dr. Roy Heller, preaching, Dr. C. Michael Hawn & Camille King, musicians, led by the Ministry Arts class

The narrative of Abraham and Isaac will be the focus of this service. Following the performance of the work by Benjamin Britten, Abraham and Isaac, sung by Professor Camille King (Soprano, Meadows School of the Arts), as Isaac, and Dr. Michael Hawn (Tenor, Perkins), accompanied by Lisa Anderson, Dr. Roy Heller will preach on this text. The Seminar on Worship Arts will also be adding visual dimensions to the service. This is an unusual opportunity to explore this significant biblical narrative. For more information please contact Michael Hawn at

Thursday, October 8
Service of Word and Table
Family Focus
Patricia Lund, preaching, Rev. Wybra Price, presiding, led by the Family Systems class

Chapel Assistant Duties