The Office of Presbyterian Ministries offers many ways for students to grow spiritually through Christian community and worship. We seek to be a campus ministry that emphasizes the importance of spiritual formation. Spiritual life options include:
Monday Worship (In the Catalyst)
Our chapel service is an informal time of worship that normally includes refreshments, music, prayer, community building, and a talk on the theme chosen for the year. Typically held Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Catalyst building, it is open to all members of the Fuller community.
We offer three prayer retreats at the Los Angeles Arboretum each year that provide extended time for rest, prayer, and reflection on Scripture.
Our annual weekend retreat is a wonderful time to visit the mountains and build community with one another while enjoying rest, recreation, prayer, and various talks from a guest speaker.
Social Activities and Events
Each quarter we offer social activities to support community building among students. These might include barbecues, hikes, bowling, baseball games, movies, plays, parties, or other outings. In addition to the weekend retreat, we host two other annual events: a fall dinner for new students and an end-of-the-year banquet to honor graduates of our community.
The Company of New Pastors is a small group for Presbyterian Church (USA) MDiv students in the ordination process. Members of this spiritual formation group commit to monthly meetings and daily spiritual disciplines. Other small group gatherings might include happy hour outings and lunch support groups.
The Spiritual Life Team seeks to provide mentoring and pastoral care to new students at Fuller and other new members of our community.
Our weekly chapel service is viewed as an outreach to campus. We also work to connect students to different church internships and occasionally provide service project opportunities.