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

Evening Prayer at 4:30 pm:
Tuesdays:  Led by Heather Gottas

Upcoming Chapel Services:

Christmas Worship Services

Thursday, December 3, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Perkins Chapel

You are invited to join the University and Dallas area community for the Annual Christmas Worship Services on December 3. The Christmas services this year draw upon the journeys that take place in the nativity narratives: the journey to Bethlehem, the journey of the Magi, and the journey to Egypt. To these journeys we add the unprecedented mass migration of peoples around the world. The Seminary Singers will be joined by Diva Dolce, a women's ensemble from Meadows School of the Arts, at 4 p.m., and the Palestrina Singers from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, directed by Perkins Alum, Michael Conrady, at 8 p.m. Church groups are welcome, but come early. The 4 PM service will be webcast:
For more information, contact Michael Hawn

Questions? Contact Heather Gottas at

Chapel Assistant Duties