During the school year, Oral Roberts University’s students and faculty gather for regular Chapel services. Held every month in Christ’s Chapel on the ORU campus, the service is open to all the students and to the surrounding communities. The goal is to build unity and foster a worship life within the whole person: mind, body and spirit. This gives students the opportunity to be empowered to take the words that God spoke to Dr. Oral Roberts himself, “Go where the light is dim, and my voice is heard small.”
The services are recorded and broadcast live through the university’s television station and also via satellite. The television broadcast, called “ORU Chapel,” is directed from the television studios in the Mabee Center while the cameras and sound equipment are manned by students.
A typical chapel service features contemporary worship, a missions offering, special music and a sermon, typically from the president of the university, Dr. William Wilson, as well as special guests, including some of the world’s biggest and most well-known pastors, evangelists and spiritual leaders. Guest speakers through the years have included: Jentezen Franklin, Brian Houston, Marilyn Hickey, Craig Groeschel, Christine Caine, Carolyn Leaf, Ron Luce, Reinhard Bonnke and many more.
The founder of ORU, Granville Oral Roberts was one of the most famous and influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. Born in 1918, Dr. Roberts grew up to become world renowned as a healing evangelist, author and educator.
In 1955, Dr. Roberts revolutionised evangelism by bringing television cameras into his live healing crusade services and providing a “front-row seat for miracle” for millions of viewers. He helped people everywhere find a better understanding of God’s goodness and His desire to make them whole.
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