Church Relations

As a Christian university, FPU integrates faith and learning—transforming lives and developing students for service and leadership. Sponsored by the Mennonite Brethren church, we value our relationships with various denominations throughout the Central Valley.

Since part of our mission includes strengthening the church, we actively seek new ways to serve and better connect with churches. We offer resources, training programs and special events to churches, and also want to connect our students to ministry opportunities available to them through the church.

Music Ensembles and/or Speakers

To schedule an FPU music ensemble or speaker for your congregation or for more information contact Garry Prieb, director of constituency development, at 559-453-2033 or at garry.prieb@fresno.edu.

Seminary Courses and Education

The Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary offers free audits for graduates of our seminary. Each semester alumni are eligible for one free audit, two per year. For more information view the seminary auditing page.

We also offer continuing education courses for pastoral staff, ministry leaders, marriage and family therapists, social workers and psychologists. Visit our continuing education page for more information.  

Church Match Scholarships

FPU will match dollar for dollar up to $500 per year money contributed by a student’s home church.* For all Mennonite Brethren churches belonging to the Pacific District Conference, the match is 2 to 1. Additional Mennonite Brethren financial aid is offered. Please contact Garry Prieb, director of constituency development, at 559-453-2033 or at garry.prieb@fresno.edu.

*Church Match Scholarship policy

Youth Group Visits

Our undergraduate admissions team would love to host your youth group. They could meet with an admissions counselor, engage with a student panel, take a campus tour, enjoy a meal on campus, get their questions answered and more! Visits are scheduled Monday-Friday, with the exception of breaks and major holidays. Please contact Bobby Martin, undergraduate admissions counselor, at 559-453-5547 or at bobby.martin@fresno.edu. We look forward to seeing your youth group on campus!

University Events

Our athletic, music and drama events offer free and low-cost family entertainment. Inspiring lectures and conferences are also available. We've made it easy for you to find out what is happening by visiting our events site: events.fresno.edu. You can sign up to receive a weekly email that lists our events for each week.