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Spiritual Formation

"Spiritual Formation" is woven through academic programs, residence and commuter life, Student Government Association, campus clubs and organizations, and all other programs and university gatherings. As a Christ-centered University, we seek to continually be made aware of and participate in God's transformative love.

While we are rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite Brethren tradition, FPU is comprised of diverse faith backgrounds. Therefore, we strive to be a place of radical inclusion for all, whether you identify with a specific stream of Christian faith, if you are unsure what role spirituality plays in your life, or even if you hold convictions that differ from historic Christianity.

College Hour

College Hour at FPU refers to community gatherings, whether in large or small groups, to learn, celebrate, and worship through music, the arts, prayer, and public discourse. All Traditional Undergraduate Students are eligible to receive .5 units of credit each semester for participating in 14 College Hour events or gatherings.

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College Hour Gatherings

Monday: Pray Together
Mondays at 10 am in the Strasbourg Quad (behind the Office of Spiritual Formation) - join us for 'Pray Together,' a time to be centered on God, God's word, and to pray for one another, the church, etc. Led by student chaplains, FPU faculty and staff, and other guests and local pastors.
Wednesday: Chapel
On Wednesday at 10 am, the FPU community gathers for College Hour, which most often resembles a Chapel service. This typically includes various forms of Christian worship, a focus on bible teaching and stories of transformation, though it can also take the form of a panel discussion or lectureship. Previous Chapel events are recorded and uploaded to our College Hour Blog.
Friday: Chirp
On Fridays at 10 am, students gather in the BC Lounge for "Chirp," which is a round-table discussion on topics and matters important to the life of students, such as issues related to mental health, diversity and racial justice, financial well-being and more.

 

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Lena Vang

BA in Social Work, Graduate 2014

My friend said to me she understood why I was interested in Jesus; that I was motivated by social justice, peace and working with the poor, just like him. I'd never heard it said that way...it made sense. I'm really focused on what it's like to be like Christ every day.