On-Campus Ministries

Whether it’s through your dorm, athletic team, College Hour, a club, or another small group on campus, we encourage students to take advantage of the ministry opportunities on campus. Through these activities students are encouraged to get to know God, experience accountability and discipleship, and take part in leadership. On-campus ministry opportunities typically include:

  • Latino/a fellowship and Bible study opportunities
  • Campus wide worship and Bible study opportunities
  • Dorm Bible studies facilitated by resident assistants
  • Media creation service opportunities

To speak with someone regarding on-campus opportunities available this semester, or to discuss beginning a new ministry, come visit us in the Office of Spiritual Formation. You can also email the Office of Spiritual Formation at osf.student@fresno.edu.

Local Ministries

FPU is proud to lead and partner with local ministries doing excellent work in our community. Local ministry opportunities typically include:

  • After-school programs
  • Conflict mediations
  • Ministry to the at-risk, abused, homeless, or previously incarcerated women with children
  • Refugee and immigrant ministry
  • Ministry to the intellectually and developmentally disabled

To speak with someone regarding local ministry opportunities available this semester, or to discuss beginning a new ministry, come visit us in the Office of Spiritual Formation. You can also email the Office of Spiritual Formation at osf.student@fresno.edu.

Sunbird Food Pantry

Colorful cans and boxes of prepared food line the shelves at the Sunbird Pantry, 4847 E. Heaton Ave., located in the garage of a university-owned house at the main FPU campus. This is the latest chapter of a story that opened in a closet across the street in the Office of Spiritual Formation, where staff and students were called to respond to students who had to choose between buying textbooks or food.

First into the breach was Maria Mejia-Ng, then an FPU international student from Nicaragua. With six cans of food and a hopeful name—Loaves and Fishes—she and some friends began distributing whatever food they could collect.

  • Hours for FPU students to get food are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. People from the local community can get food on the first Friday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • The pantry is staffed by student volunteers.
  • Community Food Bank (CFB) is a partner with FPU in the pantry.
  • More on the pantry here

To speak with someone regarding contributing to this local ministry, or to discuss beginning a new ministry, come visit us in the Office of Spiritual Formation. You can also email the Office of Spiritual Formation at osf.student@fresno.edu.

View Sunbird Pantry Map

Global Ministries

Opportunities for global missions offer students experiences like no other. Students can spend a week, a summer, or even a year learning to serve Christ across cultures. Global ministry opportunities have included

  • Week-long trips to the border to consider issues of peace and justice
  • Summer-long over-seas mission trips to places like Guatemala, Russia, Brazil, Serbia, and Honduras.
  • Year-long cross-cultural immersion experiences which encourage international reconciliation and peacemaking.
  • Year-long study abroad opportunities

To speak with someone regarding global ministry opportunities available or to discuss beginning a new ministry, come visit us in the Office of Spiritual Formation. You can also email the Office of Spiritual Formation at osf.student@fresno.edu.