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Here’s what works for God, Rasmussen tells Chapel

March 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not often that Teddy Roosevelt’s name comes up in a Chapel talk, but Jamie Rasmussen of Scottsdale Bible Church coupled Roosevelt’s philosophy with a verse from the first book of Corinthians to stress the importance of hard work in God’s eyes.

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GCU has wide array of mental health resources

March 08, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

With parties, basketball games and concerts to attend, college just might be the greatest place to be. But students aren’t always in the best place, which is why the University offers a variety of mental health resources to help students who may be struggling — everything from counseling in Student Care to ASGCU’s Embrace Week, set to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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Jesus is your problem-solver, McGever tells Chapel

March 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Sean McGever’s Chapel talk Monday at Grand Canyon University was about pain — the pain that goes along with life’s challenges. McGever urged his audience to let Jesus walk with them every step of the way, especially when they feel overwhelmed.

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Moore spices up Chapel with what God really wants

February 27, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church told Chapel on Monday at Grand Canyon University that hearing God’s voice starts with reading the Bible. We can trick ourselves into thinking that we’re listening to God, he said, when we’re actually being misled by others — or are misleading ourselves.

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Don’t fall into failure’s trap, Wooldridge tells Chapel

February 13, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Ashley Wooldridge of Christ’s Church of the Valley told Chapel on Monday that failure is merely an event and not a person and that we can all move on from failure. Just because we have failed, he said, doesn’t mean that God no longer has plans for us. He has a purpose for our life despite our failures.

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Turn life’s exiles into exultations, Griffin tells Chapel

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s great to have dreams, Dr. Tim Griffin told students at Chapel on Monday morning, but what’s important is how we handle it when things don’t go our way. Turning life’s lemons into lemonade isn’t just a saying. The Pastor and Dean of Students said that flourishing in difficult circumstances is a way of honoring and trusting God.

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A Chapel talk on forgiveness to never be forgotten

January 30, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

The Chapel speaker Monday is internationally famous, and Rose Mapendo showed why — with a message of forgiveness that challenged her listeners to consider what they would have done if they had been in her situation. She is convinced she survived her oppression because God wanted her to spread His vision of peace and reconciliation.

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Passing of Bishop Alexis Thomas mourned at GCU

January 23, 2018 / by / 21 Comments

Bishop Alexis Thomas, a renowned and beloved senior pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix and Gilbert, who had a wide-sweeping influence in Arizona, died Jan. 18 at age 50. One of his five sons, Micah, is a junior studying business administration in the Colangelo College of Business. Viewing and services are Sunday and Monday.

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Is faith a transaction? No sale, Simmons tells Chapel

January 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The book of Habakkuk certainly doesn’t get quoted as much as John or Matthew, but Luke Simmons of Redemption Church based his Chapel talk Monday around it because it contains an important message: No matter what happens, we must trust God.

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God can transform marketplace, Mueller tells Chapel

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

What God has done in helping Grand Canyon University transform its west Phoenix neighborhood is a passionate topic of President Brian Mueller, but he doesn’t want to stop there. “Is it possible that an entire city can be transformed?” he wondered in his Chapel talk Monday. Mueller spoke passionately about the need to put God in the middle of all aspects of our lives, including the marketplace.

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