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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 provides weekly gatherings for our community to learn, celebrate and worship through music, the arts, contemplation, Scripture engagement and public discourse.

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College Hour Gatherings

Monday: Capax Dei
Mondays at 10 am in the Warkentin Prayer Chapel, the FPU community is invited to create space for God through a time of contemplative prayer and reflection.
Wednesday: Chapel
On Wednesday at 10 am, the FPU community gathers for College Hour in the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center. This is a time of worship and Bible-centered teaching with our campus community. During the 2023 Spring Semester, guest speakers will follow the liturgical calendar, taking us through various books of the Bible.
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 made sense. I'm really focused on what it's like to be like Christ every day.