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First and foremost,

we have the obligation to fulfill the two greatest

commandments as expressed by Christ Himself, “But when the Pharisees heard

that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. One

of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, ‘Teacher, which is the great

commandment in the Law?’ And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God

with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great

and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as

yourself’” (Matthew 22:34-39; NASB).

While there may be varying levels of “joy” regarding the

standards that follow, there is no arguing our biblical

obligation to love God and to love one another. These are key

to our community.

Throughout Scripture we find “standards” that should govern our actions in

community. The following are

CIU’s most important community standards

; feel

free to practice them always:

Be devoted to one another in love (Romans 12:10)

Honor one another above yourselves (Romans 12:10)

Live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16)

Stop passing judgment on one another (Romans 14:13)

Serve one another humbly in love (Galatians 5:13)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in

love (Ephesians 4:2)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other

(Ephesians 4:32)

Encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11)


Chapel services are held every Monday through Thursday, 11:00-11:45 a.m., and

are an intentional part of our CIU educational program. Tuesday and Thursday

chapels are designed for the entire university to gather together. Monday and

Wednesday chapels are typically designed for segments of the community to

meet together in separate venues, although during special emphasis weeks, such

as Christian Life Conference, World Christian Week, and focus weeks, the entire

university gathers together as one group. Attendance at chapel is required for

faculty, staff, and all undergraduate students.

Undergraduate students:

All students enrolled in an undergraduate program

are required to attend chapel Monday through Thursday. Students taking

six or more hours are to enroll each semester in CHL 1000, a non-credit

course that is required for graduation. Attendance is taken at each chapel by

scanning student IDs. Students taking fewer than six hours are exempt. Any