Express your faith. Express yourself.
We are a Christian university that truly desires to invest in the spiritual growth and maturation of each student, as expressed in the Spiritual Life Department’s mission:
“To invite the university community into a deeper experience of God’s love and to support students in their spiritual journey by creating opportunities for growth in Christ through reflection, discovery and practice of our faith in Christ.”
We value the act of gathering together for worship like we value academic excellence. Because of this commitment, we make worship and spiritual life a high priority in our weekly schedule. This is a witness to the lordship of Jesus Christ and is central to who we are. We are a Christ-centered community attempting to become better and better disciples of Jesus. That’s why we intentionally pause from the busyness of life and gather as friends and colleagues to praise God in all circumstances in corporate worship. These are specific times to cultivate our hearts, minds and spirits and to be challenged in discipleship to trust and follow Christ.
Spiritual life credits
Students are required to attend a select number of spiritual life activities each semester. For details concerning spiritual life activities and the undergraduate requirements, contact the Student Life Office. Also, if you would like to submit a spiritual life petition, please follow this link to the online form.
- Corporate worship: We believe that worship includes the proclamation of the Word, the stirring of our souls in musical acclamation, and opportunities to respond to the truth of God’s Word as it is encountered in our lives.
- Assembly: We believe that regular and intentional opportunities to join together as the Multnomah community is crucial for the purpose of unity.
- Spiritual formation: We believe that the study of God’s word is a transformational process, affirming that education is a holistic endeavor, involving academic study, relational response to God, and direct application of truth to our lives and ministries.
- Education: It helps to define our distinctive as a Christian educational institution while at the same time contributing to the growth of relationships in Christ.