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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.

President Jones wrote a letter to valley churches expressing his heart in extending the influence of the Kingdom of God.

Read the President's Letter

Choir Tour

Fresno Pacific University’s Concert Choir and Pacific Chamber Singers are looking forward to touring again. Are you interested in having them sing at your church, school or organization? Please complete the form and our music department will connect with you.

Fill out Choir Tour form

Guest Speaker

We desire to serve local churches, their pastors and congregations. This is why we offer the opportunity to fill in at the pulpit at your church and provide a time of reprieve for your pastoral staff. To schedule an FPU guest speaker or to learn about opportunities to provide a guest lecturer to fill the pulpit for your congregation, we’d love to help.

FPU promises to do its best to fill the request by connecting a quality speaker to meet the need. FPU works with university administration, faculty, and staff who are willing to preach to fulfill requests.

FPU does not set a specified fee for this service, trusting that churches will consider the time, effort, and transportation costs involved for the speakers and reimburse them accordingly. Our staff can provide a suggestion of appropriate payment amount, based on travel time, number of services, and other considerations, if requested.

Request an FPU guest speaker

Guest Preacher Application

If you are a current FPU faculty, staff or student who is interested in opportunities to fill in as a guest preacher for a local church, you can provide your information below.

Volunteer as a guest preacher

On-site Counseling Services

On-Site Counseling provides social-emotional support services to local school districts, churches and NGOs. With On-Site, you’ll work with the On-Site Counseling Director to design a program that meets the unique needs of your campus or site. On-Site clinicians offer a combination of individual, family, group, and crisis counseling, as well as case management, assessment and referral, psychoeducation, and consultation, as appropriate to your clientele.

Patients receive services directly at your site thereby eliminating difficulties associated with accessing off-site counseling. Many patients feel more comfortable receiving counseling in the familiar setting of school or site and are therefore more likely to participate.

Angela J. Turner, MA, LMFT | Director
559-453-8060 |

View On-site Counseling Department

Center for Community Transformation

Our Center for Community Transformation (CCT) desires to equip leaders to contribute to the economic, physical and spiritual welfare of our valley communities.  We are passionate about utilizing the assets of our faith community to address our valley’s deepest economic, physical and spiritual challenges.  We address these challenges in a variety of ways:

Social Enterprise
Catalyzing faith-based job creation and economic development models that are working in contexts of concentrated poverty.

Faith & Finances
Equipping those in low-income communities to avoid unjust lending practices and providing a congregational approach to financial literacy training to help prepare vulnerable people for success.

Providing Spanish-speaking pastors and leaders, representing more than a third of the congregations in Fresno, with higher level non-formal, training in leadership and community transformation.

City Shaping
Helping God’s people be equipped to redeem, serve and shape the systems of the city for the common good.

Visit CCT website

Seminary Courses and Education

The Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary offers free audits for seminary alumni. For more information visit the seminary auditing page and our course schedules to view the upcoming classes offered.

Church Match Scholarships

FPU will match dollar for dollar up to $750 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:

Student Financial Services

View Church Match Scholarship policy

Youth Group Visits

Our undergraduate admission 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:

The Office of Undergraduate Admission

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 calendar.

View FPU Event Calendar