Jubilee University

Jubilee University Holds Historic First Convocation, Welcoming 25 Students

On Thursday night, Jubilee University students, faculty, and staff assembled in the chapel to hold its very first convocation, welcoming 25 students across its institution, on campus as well as online. 

During the ceremony, the President of the institution, Mr. Marcus Lundin, gave a special convocation address, welcoming the 12 new students and 13 transfer online students encouraging them to seek the will of God and His vision for their lives as they pursue their degrees at Jubilee University. He also reiterated that faculty and staff are there to support the students every step of the way.

Chief Academic Officer Dr. Aria Reppert, who gave the invocation prayer, shared her reflection, “Marking the start of the JU campus’ academic year with the convocation was very meaningful. Recently, during student counseling and in serving as an academic advisor I learned many things in many different areas that go beyond academics, including admissions and administration.”

She said, “To reach this milestone, JU staff worked together diligently. The beginning may be like a mustard seed, but I believe this branch will grow bigger and become a place where many people can come and rest.”

“Recently, I realized education is actually about care and service. Therefore, I am enjoying this work with a joyful heart.” She reflected, “I believe that God will lead us when we humble ourselves and ask God to help us serve the students and love the school with a joyful and thankful heart. I hope more students may come and praise God and feel this joy together with JU!”

Jubilee University was especially grateful for the assistance of Jubilee World who led attendees remotely in the opening and closing songs, as well as the special song “Heart of a Servant,” sung by Shawn Pang and accompanied on piano by Coco Chang.

Students joined the 2021 Convocation onsite as well as online from across the world, including from China, Brazil, Colombia, and Germany. Local leaders graciously helped translate the Convocation into local languages.

University Chapel Sermon: ‘An Invitation to Worship & a Warning’

Jubilee University Chancellor, Dr. Merril Smoak, Jr. preached the sermon on ‘An Invitation to Worship & a Warning’ during University Chapel Worship on September 19, 2021.

Psalm 95

1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.
  Today, if you hear his voice,
  do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the test
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10 For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
    and they have not known my ways.”
11 Therefore I swore in my wrath,
    “They shall not enter my rest.”

Jubilee University Becomes Religious Exempted School in Missouri

Jubilee University has received exemption as a religious school in the State of Missouri. As a religious exempted school, Jubilee is exempt from the requirements of statutes regulating private postsecondary education in the state. 

Jubilee was established on May 20, 2020, with the vision of establishing a Biblical institution for higher education in Missouri aimed at training current and future ministers to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Mt. 28:18-20) through education in multiple fields of study, including theology and music.

The school moved into its main campus in Lexington, Mo., on June 17 the same year and is preparing to welcome its first students later in 2021.

Jubilee is currently pursuing initial accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

Jubilee University to Develop Online Music Course

Jubilee University Academic Department is in the progress of developing online course which can be offered to benefit the upcoming students at Jubilee University.

In addition to the current existing courses, the new course such as virtual choir and online music lesson are suggested in accordance with the recent music study program.

The Academic Department of Jubilee University is researching to develop the best online music course which can be a valuable resource to raise up worship leaders and godly musicians.