Each week students, staff, and faculty engage in a variety of worship experiences that are designed to deepen their spiritual lives.

Chapel Services

A Worship Service is normally held in the School Chapel on Wednesday morning, under the direction of the Campus Pastor in which students and faculty participate in worship leading, singing, playing instruments, reading, praying, testifying, and preaching. Guest preachers are invited by the President and usually meet the student body for a Colloquium in the afternoon.

Cell Groups

All students are assigned to a Community of Faith Group that meets once per week during the semester under the leadership of a faculty couple. These groups provide the opportunity for fellowship, discussion, exploring and exchanging views, and personal and spiritual development.

Prayer Meetings and Devotions

Everyone involved at ETS is encouraged to engage in and develop private devotions. School Devotions are held three mornings per week with faculty and student participation under the direction of the Campus Pastor. Corporate prayer is emphasized through student-led prayer meetings.


From time to time the school sets aside time for praise, worship, teaching, or evangelistic preaching (often held in conjunction with the German National Ministers’ Conference). This presents a unique opportunity for the ETS community to invite visitors to the ETS Campus or to hold meetings in surrounding churches to develop the ministry of the School and Church.

Christian Community and Social Concern

Through regular church attendance, Supervised Field Ministry, and special events ETS students and faculty seek to build Christian Community through worship and involvement in social ministries.