Brian Mueller, GCU's president and CEO, addresses a packed first Chapel of the school year on Monday.
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Chapel: Mueller calls for difference-makers

August 26, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau When Grand Canyon University President/CEO Brian Mueller began Chapel Monday morning by sharing his heartfelt talk two days earlier with a student-turned-employee named “Jenna,” Jenna Pearson was as surprised as anyone. But it shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone who knows her that she has such strong feelings about bringing some sunshine to an ever-darkening world and that what she told Mueller would provide such a perfect opener for the “Making a Difference” theme in Chapel this fall. The occasion was a big moment for the University — the largest crowd (6,500) ever for Chapel in the newly expanded Arena. Anyone who doubts the ability of a Christian university to get students to come voluntarily to a Chapel service needed to see the packed floor seating and lower bowl and the nearly full upper deck. Before he drew from the story of Joseph’s ups and downs, which begins in chapter 37 of the book of Genesis, and laid out his five-point plan for the University, Mueller talked about his Saturday morning business meeting with Pearson on the second floor of the Student Union. Pearson said she felt upset when she woke up […]

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Chapel returns with ‘Make a Difference’ theme

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fall Chapel series with the theme “Make a Difference” will return to GCU Arena after a brief stint in Antelope Gym during Arena expansion.

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Summer mission trips: Jesus said GO!!

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GO (Global Outreach) Week will offer myriad experiences and opportunities for students to find out more about 2015 summer mission trips. Events are scheduled Sept. 15-19 on campus.

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President/CEO Brian Mueller said the plans for GCU are so far-reaching, the University’s mission statement might need to be revised.
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Chapel: Mueller has vision for ‘new’ GCU

July 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In the final Chapel service of the summer, President/CEO Brian Mueller talked passionately about his plan to create a “new” GCU that would be distinctive among U.S. universities.

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Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of GCU's College of Theology (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Theology announces M.Div. degree program

July 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Essential degree” for those called to a ministry career has been a long time coming to GCU. The 90-credit-hour program will take most students three to four years to complete.

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Wednesday's lecture at Ethington Theatre on the integration of faith and learning brought a message of hope from representatives of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
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Zacharias speakers bring message of hope

June 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Speakers Stuart McAllister and Michelle Tepper of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, along with Dr. Jacqueline Chadwick of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, spoke on campus about the integration of faith and learning.

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Bart Millard is director of GCU's new Center for Worship Arts. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Q&A with Bart Millard about worship arts

June 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

An edited transcript of a recent interview with the new director of GCU’s Center for Worship Arts.

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‘Amazing Grace’ RV helps fund mission trips

May 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Braelyn Armenta, a GCU Life Leader coordinator, will lead a mission trip to Kenya after the sale of a pre-owned RV — not once, but twice — helped with finances.

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GCU officially launched the Center for Worship Arts on Tuesday with (left) Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, and MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who will direct the Center.
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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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Chapel: Don’t limit faith to worship center

May 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Griffin, GCU’s Dean of Students and Pastor, urged attendees at the first Chapel of the summer to get closer to God and each other.

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