The chapel speaker was Dr. Daniel Moosbrugger, Truett-McConnell’s Vice President for Administrative Services. He brought a message from 1 Samuel 16:6-12 on Samuel’ choice of one of the sons of Jesse to be king of Israel.
The theme of his message was “Breaking the Mold of Mediocrity.” Dr. Moosbrugger explained that to be mediocre is to be ordinary or adequate and not live up to our full potential. We are all created unique and have a God-given purpose in the body of Christ, just like Jesse’ son, David, who was a shepherd. God does not look at our outward appearance nor our circumstances nor upbringing but looks at our hearts. He spoke on these three points of mediocrity:
The chapel speaker was Kevin (Chappie) Hynes, chaplain to the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team and campus minister for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at UGA. His nickname of Chappie was given to him by the players on the UGA football team.
His theme was “People forget what you’ve done, but they never forget how you treat them.” He stated that he loves the student-athletes as they are, using these guidelines found in James 1:19: