Communal worship and prayer are integral to preparation for ministry. Members of the BTS community assemble regularly for worship on each campus. In addition, students, faculty, the deans and the president contribute to the life of area churches. They attend worship, participate in church-based activities, preach when invited, and provide other kinds of leadership and service. In addition, some students serve as student pastors in churches that provide them with special guidance and support. Finally, alumnae and alumni lead many area and regional churches and are wonderful resources for students.
BTS worship exhibits the ecumenical character of the Seminary, as particular services are conducted according to the various traditions represented in our community.
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN BANGOR
BTS Student Led Worship
Mondays at 12:15 pm
Worship is led by BTS students and provides opportunities to engage in a variety of worship styles and traditions. Faculty, Staff, Mentors, etc. are welcomed to lead worship on the first Monday of each month to serve communion.
Text this Week Homily
Tuesdays at 12:15 pm
A brief service following the Revised Common Lectionary is led by BTS Graduate and Husson University Chaplain, Sarah Pringle-Lewis, providing an opportunity for BTS students to worship without leading the service.
Cru Worship & Bible Study
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Cru (f/k/a Campus Crusade) engages in a worship service followed by a Bible study session.
Openly Talking about Faith
Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
This open forum provides opportunity for the community to discuss their faith within an atmosphere of learning, acceptance and support.
Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Led by BTS Graduate, David Gardiner, this service includes guitar and piano music, often recorded music with singing, some testimony and brief homily.
BTS Student Led Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 5:00 pm
Students gather for a quiet, reflective service to engage in centering and grounding prayer.
Fridays at 12:15 pm
Friday Islamic prayers are held in the Chapel each Friday afternoon. Prayer rugs have been donated by the Islamic Center of Maine.