Chapel is all about

Meet the chapel team.

Pastor Joe has been the DTS Campus Pastor since 2015, after previously being a pastor in GA for 37 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University in 1983, his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1988, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994. 

Lindsey, his high school sweetheart, and Joe celebrated 45 years of marriage this past June. The Allens have two married children, who both serve in vocational Christian ministry, and three grandchildren. Joes serves as the Chaplain at DTS and during his down time enjoys playing with the grandkids and watching University of Georgia football. 

Contact Pastor Joe at: jallen@dts.edu | 214-887-5362. 

 

More details coming soon. To contact Paige, please email her at pnichols@dts.edu or give a call at 214-887-5363. 

Patrick has been involved in church music for more than 30 years and is a musician, singer, songwriter & producer.  He also has a passion for sharing the Word of God and began his public preaching ministry in December 1997. 

Patrick relocated to Dallas in order to attend DTS, where he graduated with his ThM in 2004. Patrick has been with Reunion Church in Dallas since 2001, where he currently serves as the Associate Pastor and Elder. He also serves here at DTS as the Director of Chapel Music and Worship. 

Patrick is married to Tiffany, and they have been blessed with 4 children – two boys and two girls: Nehemiah, Judah, Benjamin, and Esther.

Contact Patrick at this email: pthomas@dts.edu.

 

More information coming soon. 

Stay tuned! More information coming here too. 

Chapel Schedule by Location

Student Attendance

All students whether in person or online who are enrolled in a masters degree or certificate program are required to attend chapel during the fall and spring semesters. (For a list of exempt degrees and programs, see below). There are no chapel requirements during the summer or winter terms. The fall and spring chapel requirement for each student is calculated based on credit hours according to the table below. 

Credit Hours

Chapels Required per Semester

9+26
6–814
<68

Students enrolled only in Spiritual Formation, an internship, or a thesis are expected to meet the minimum requirement of 8 chapels per semester.

How to Fulfill Your Chapel Requirement

For Dallas Campus students, attendance in person is expected at Chapel. Chapel is integral to the educational experience at DTS and physical attendance at chapel should be prioritized in the same way as it is for classes. Students whose schedules do not permit them to be on campus during chapel may make up their chapel requirement online.

Chapels are posted online at voice.dts.edu/chapel and are available for free by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify. In order to count toward a student’s chapel requirement, chapels viewed online must be from the current semester. 

For Houston and Washington, DC students, the chapel requirement may be completed with any combination of live and online chapels. Students are highly encouraged to attend on-campus chapels for worship and for fellowship with faculty, alumni speakers, and one-another.

Online chapels are posted at voice.dts.edu/chapel and are available on iTunes. In order to count toward a student’s chapel requirement, online chapels viewed must be from the current semester. Houston specific chapels are posted here for your convenience.

For Online, Distance, and Extension students (including Passion Global Institute students), the entirety of the chapel requirement may be met online.

Chapels are posted online at voice.dts.edu/chapel and are available on iTunes. In order to count toward a student’s chapel requirement, chapels viewed online must be from the current semester.

There are no chapel requirements for students enrolled in the following:

  • MABEL, DMin, PhD degree programs,
  • Non-degree programs,
  • DTS en Español programs
  • The Chinese Studies program: only those who cannot access DTS chapel without VPN

World Evangelization Conference

In addition to the regular chapel requirement for the Spring term, attendance is required for the World Evangelization Conference (WEC) in March. Every Dallas campus student must attend two WEC plenary sessions, and are strongly encouraged to attend as many additional sessions as possible. Houston, DC, online, distance and extension students are required to view two WEC plenary sessions online. All students can come to the Dallas campus to attend the conference in person, and there is no charge for the conference.

For further information on WEC 2022 happening from March 7-10, please go to this link

Chapel Reporting

Students are responsible to keep track of their own chapel attendance. At the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, students report that they have met the semester’s required chapels. Chapel participation is reported on Canvas under the current semester. Students do not need to report which chapels they participated in, only that they met the number required of them. Students must report on time, or they will not receive any credit for the chapels they have attended whether in person or online.

Failure to meet your chapel requirement and/or report by the deadline is considered a violation of the chapel policy. Repeated violations will result in a notice sent to you from the Dean of Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students will be able to submit their requirement response in Canvas. There will be a course invite sent out to all required students after the semester begins. Please follow the prompts to respond either “yes” or “no” to fulfilling the entire requirement. We expect students to submit their responses truthfully and responsibly as believers in Christ.

Students need to simply select “yes” or “no” to meeting their full requirement. Paper reports, notes, and specific chapels attended are not necessary. Chapel is intended for the community benefit and refreshment of the student body, not as an assignment.

For the Spring 2022 Semester, all responses are due May 6th. You will only need to submit your chapel requirement once at the end of the semester.

Students are encouraged to attend all of WEC, however, they are only required to attend all three plenary sessions. WEC will happen March 7-10 of 2022 with one plenary session per day. Details will follow closer to the event on this webpage.

WEC is separate from your chapel requirement. This means you need to complete your full requirement for chapel, plus attend all three WEC plenary sessions, at minimum.