Student-led chapel seeks to facilitate atmosphere of vulnerability and leadership
North Central students packed the small chapel as Render, a student led chapel time of worship, teaching, and prayer, was officially launched Oct. 6 for the current school year.
Sarah Corchado, this year’s Render director, delivered a chapel message to an audience of enthusiastic students. The chapel, which seats approximately 150 people, was full to capacity with students standing in the back for the service. Following an engaging time of worship, Corchado spoke from 2 Chronicles 20 as she encouraged her fellow students to keep their eyes fixed on God in the midst of difficult circumstances.
“Render isn’t a show or performance, but a raw and pure place for people to be vulnerable,” Corchado said.
Students in attendance gathered in groups of three or four to pray with each other for the final 20 minutes of the launch service.
“My team and I just want to facilitate a place for students to encounter God in a new way that unites and empowers us as a student body.” Corchado said.
Render provides an environment where students can gain confidence in leadership and teaching in front of an audience of their friends and peers.
The student development office has applications for students who are interested in speaking at a Render service. Students can also be involved by connecting with the Render team to pray with fellow students after services.
Students can find information about upcoming speakers on the Render schedule by reading Skyline News, VCS slides, and by following Render on social media (@ncu_render on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter).
The student leadership team for this year is made up of director Sarah Corchado, assistant director Drew Poole, worship director Amanda Whitcomb, assistant worship director Sarah Mabe, and prayer and ministries director Oprah Woode.