Craig Chapel of the Drew Theological School is a place of worship and of learning.
As a place of worship, we seek to worship God as a community. We seek to demonstrate and exemplify the diversity of the theological school student body, faculty and staff through the use of international languages, and a variety of musical, liturgical and preaching styles. We seek to adhere to the inclusive language policy adopted by the school, and encourage the use of the common lectionary in the development of liturgy and sermons.
As a place of learning, we believe that the work of the chapel is an opportunity to experience and encounter different theologies in practice. We believe that the chapel is a space that helps to develop informed practicing pastors, and strive to invite into our sanctuary worship leaders who can bring to our community religious traditions which may or may not be part of our known religious experience. We provide communal opportunities for sharing information, reactions and responses to chapel worship experiences which may challenge our theological understandings and ecclesiastical traditions.
We understand that providing worship experiences which represent this diverse community involves risk. Ultimately, we seek, then, to sustain an open, caring and compassionate environment in which Spirit-filled worship, transformative learning, practical experience, and theological reflection can occur.