Commissioning Service 2013
Congratulations! You have made it through your graduate studies—you have made it to graduation! We are excited that you have decided to join us for our Commissioning Service and look forward to meeting your families and friends.
You may be asking, “What is a Commissioning Service?” To commission someone is “to entrust, or to give authority” or “to appoint or assign to a task or function.” At graduation you leave from Regent with training and preparation, to go out into the world and fulfill the call God has on your life (Isaiah 61:1-3). Within the context of our graduation, Commissioning is a sacred and holy time of worship, consecration, reflection, prayer and anointing.
The Commissioning Service will be held in the New University Chapel Building! With the opening of this new campus worship center, the School of Divinity has the blessing of hosting the inaugural Commissioning Service.
Thursday, May 2nd, at 4:30pm
Please keep in mind that the Commissioning Service will begin promptly at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013, but graduates are required to arrive at the Welcome Center Lobby at 2:15 p.m. for check-in! The Welcome Center is the other new building right beside the Chapel.
All graduates are required to wear their gowns, but should not wear their caps. Each graduate must check-in upon arrival at the Welcome Center lobby and at that time will be given further directions. The Commissioning schedule is listed in detail below.
|2:15 - 2:50
||Graduates check-in at Welcome Center Lobby (please be on time!)
- Graduates will pick-up their hoods and name cards in Welcome Center, Room 177.
- Students will go to the Chapel to place belongings at their seats and prepare for pictures.
|3:00 - 3:45
||Formal group pictures will be taken in the Chapel.
- After pictures graduates will return the hoods and make their way to the reception area in the outside tent.
|3:30 - 4:15
||Hors d'ouerves will be passed in reception area.
||Doors will open to Chapel for guest seating.
||Graduates line up outside of reception area for processional.
|4:30 - 6:00
*There might be slight variations to some of the timing as needed.
As our special guests, the cost of the reception for graduates will be covered by the School of Divinity. Each graduate is permitted to invite 4 guests to attend, for an additional cost. You may request seating for additional guests by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 757.352.4537. Requests for additional guests are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for the space that we have. The cost for each adult guest is $10 and child (12 & under) is $5. To RSVP please open the following link and complete the online Commissioning RSVP Form.
Each graduate planning to attend the service must submit the RSVP no later than
April 24, 2013 so that we may plan accordingly. If you will not be able to join us for the Commissioning Service, please know that we are proud of your achievement and will include you in our prayers for the graduates.
Commissioning RSVP Form
Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions. You may contact us at (757) 352-4537 or via email at email@example.com
We pray for strength and wisdom as you complete the final weeks of the semester and encourage you to finish strong!
NOTE: University Commencement will be held Saturday, May 4. For more information on the Commencement ceremony, click here.