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
As a Christian university, Point expects all members of the community to conduct themselves with integrity, kindness, and respect. Point University seeks to provide and cultivate a nurturing community where students and employees can encounter and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Residential students at our main campus are expected to abide by the Honor Code—a set of guidelines designed to that all members of our residential community conduct themselves with integrity, kindness, and respect.
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 for 2023-24: September 21, October 26, November 30, January 18, February 15, March 21 and April 18.
A college ministry of Spring Road Christian Church, Feast gathers each Monday night at 6:45 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.