Photo Illustration by Alex Iannone | Banner | A student sits alone in the lecture hall to watch the third online Chapel video of the semester.

Chapel introduces online platform

The start of the Fall 2020 Chapel looked a little different than past years. Instead of students filing into the Events Center to attend their required Chapel service, pre-recorded services were uploaded to Blackboard. With California Baptist University’s classes moving online because of statewide COVID-19 restrictions, CBU’s weekly Chapel has also had to restructure the […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | California Baptist worship team preforms closing song at the end of the second chapel service.

Chapel staff works hard behind the scenes

Attending Chapel services is a large part of being a student at California Baptist University as students file into the Events Center every week for praise, worship and a message about God’s word. Chapel is an opportunity for students to gather together and learn more about God, but few people realize all that goes on […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Nathaniel Peister, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, and second lead guitarist, rehearses for Chapel.

Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

Choir rings in Christmas

For more than 15 years, the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University has taken over the last chapel service of the semester traditionally known as Christmas Chapel. This year is no exception. The School of Music will be performing for Christmas Chapel Dec. 5 during regular Chapel service hours at […]