An important part of what distinguishes Point University from state colleges and universities and most private colleges and universities is the fact that we are intentional about spiritual formation. As our mission statement indicates, our purpose as a university is wrapped up in the idea of “educating students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.” That’s why we focus on:
- Integrating faith into every discipline;
- Providing spiritual formation opportunities; and
- Taking faith into the workplace
When it comes to spiritual growth outcomes, at Point University we talk about these in three primary ways:
- Every student at Point University will see community ministry as an essential part of what it means to say “Jesus is Lord”
- Every student at Point University will see the importance of integrating faith and vocation
- Some students at Point University will sense that they are called to ordained ministry as vocation
At Point University the most important question is not “Where are you spiritually?” Rather we are more interested in “Where can you be?” Spiritual formation is about the whole person – and we strive to provide opportunities in a variety of contexts which address not merely “going to church” but “the whole person.”
The apostle Peter perhaps says it best: “continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.” (2 Peter 3:18) That really is what spiritual formation is all about at Point University. It doesn’t matter where you start – but it does matter where we are headed!
Spiritual Formation at Point
“Engaging Every Student in the Power of Belonging”
Belonging – it’s at the center of what it means to be fully alive. Belonging is a staple human need, like food, water and shelter. Having suffered through a global pandemic that kept us indoors and behind screens, we need belonging more than ever. At Point University, our mission is built on every student having a place to belong – with friends, with mentors and with God. Truly we are better together!
Led by Point faculty and staff, these groups meet for 30 minutes each week for encouragement and inspiration. All students are encouraged to be a part of such groups. Formation Groups provide a wide variety of topics, lessons and discussion points for our students and often share meals together, participate in projects, etc.
To sign up for a Formation Group, click here.
To view the weekly video curriculum, click here.
Chapel: Chapel services are university-wide rallying points for worship, challenging messages and the opportunity to grow in our faith. They typically take place one Thursday evening per month at Spring Road Christian Church, near campus. Shuttle services are available.
Chapel Dates: January 27, February 17, March 24 and April 21. Please check this page regularly for updates on location; this will be influenced by coronavirus trends.
Chapel is accessible to all members of the Point family through a live stream on the Point University Facebook page.
A college ministry of Spring Road Christian Church, Feast gathers each Tuesday night at 6:30 for dinner, worship and community.
Stay updated by following Feast on Instagram.
As a Christian body, members of the Point University community strive to live and interact with others in ways which are informed by our relationship with Jesus Christ. As such, the expectation for all Point students is that they will behave in ways which reflect this standard, moving toward greater levels of maturity, supporting transformational community and being open to spiritual formation in Christ. The Point University Honor Code has been created to inform this process and addresses all areas of Student Life, including standards of student conduct and disciplinary procedures. If you have any questions about the Honor Code, please contact Student Life.
At Point University, we believe that the Jesus story is the most amazing, grace-filled covenant imaginable, and we want that covenant to be the over-arching way of life for the Point community. To help us manage what that looks like on a day-to-day basis, we have created A Covenant for a Christian Community which is designed to provide lots of information that we hope will be helpful to every member of our community. Questions regarding the Covenant should be directed to Spiritual Formation.
Remember that the guidelines set forth in the Honor Code and Covenant are subject to change and apply to all students enrolled at Point University.
Point University Spiritual Formation Team Application
2021-22 Academic Year
The Point University Spiritual Formation Team is a student group that meets to evaluate, plan and execute spiritual formation activities on campus, most notably monthly chapel services and weekly Formation Groups. This team meets together weekly with the goal of engaging the entire Point community in Christian formation. $1,000-$1,500 scholarships are awarded to students who are selected. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are due by September 3 and the form below needs to be completed.