Chapel Electives

Throughout the year a number of special events and group meetings are available for Chapel Elective Credit. The credit-eligible events are still being determined and will be updated on this page when available. 

Below is a list of events we have approved to count toward chapel elective credit. In order to recieve credit for attending a chapel elective event, a student must fill out a form on their MyGFU chapel portal answering a few questions about an event they attended.

Watch The Daily Bruin announcements to read about upcoming events that count toward elective credit. All chapel credits including Chapel Elective Credits are due within 48 hours of the event

Interested in having your event approved as a Chapel Elective? Please note that that all Chapel Electives must fulfill the following requirements:

1. A faculty member or George Fox staff advisor is present at the Chapel Elective event
2. The event/gathering takes place on the campus of George Fox University
3. The event/gathering explores a dimension of Christian spirituality 
4. The event/gathering coordinator has applied and received written approval from the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life 

Have an idea for a chapel elective?

List of Chapel Elective Events:



Spring Colloquium Series:

Colloquium Session 1: About Christian Faith: Big Questions. Bigger Answers?

Facilitator: Ron Mock, Faculty
Dates: Thursdays at 1:15 p.m., February 9, 23  & March 2, 9
Location: TBA

This colloquium, led by Professor Ron Mock will discuss the hard-hitting questions about Christinaity. Ron describes the course this way, "A few years ago one of my brightest former students wrote a letter the week before finals asking some big questions about Christian faith. They were not easy questions. I was supposed to be grading.  But I wrote back right away, with the best answers I could give at that time. We'll reflect on the student's questions, using my attempted answers as starting points for our own discussion of questions about God, faith, miracles, our own existence, and whether there are reasons for hope in this world." 

* Note - students who attend all 4 Colloquim Sessions will recieve 5 Chapel Credits.   

Sign up for Colloquium Session 1 here!

Matheteis Forum

Speaker: Faculty & Student Panel 
Dates: Tuesday, Feburary 21st and March 21st | 8:30p
Location: Canyon Commons Private Dining Room 101

Matheteis is an event where we create space for civil discourse around good food in order to dialogue about current issues in society as they relate to biblical perspectives. Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Justice and the Intercultural Life Office. Selected topics vary.

Sign up here!


Shalom is a weekly worship event focused on bringing a piece of God's peace into our lives. Shalom is all about life as it should be, like in the Garden of Eden, like the year of Jubilee in ancient Israel, like it will be in the heavenly city, and like those little tastes of heaven we have here on earth. It looks like reconciliation, peace, community, and selfless love all focused on Jesus' sacrifice and the loving God we serve. This is a small low key space where students have the freedom to do more creative and communal forms of worship. It's late night, low lights, and lots of handmade bread. We gather together in community, worship with a small group of acoustic musicians, have someone share with us, and do an interactive or experiential piece, integrating prayer and creative worship.

When: Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Canyon Commons Private Banquet Rooms
Other Information: Facebook

Dalton Lecture Series 

The George Fox University Department of Biology and Chemistry presents the seventh annual Dalton Lecture - Universe of Wonder: Galexies, Stars, Planets and Life featuring Dr. Jennifer Wiseman - Senior Astrophysicist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Modern telescopes are revealing an incredible dynamic universe, where galaxies and stars support planets and, at least on one planet, life. In this presentation, we will investigate what new discoveries are revealing about the cosmos, and the significance of life in an unfolding universe.

When: Thursday, February 9 - 7:30p
Where: Bauman Auditorium

William Penn Honors Program Lectures

Lecture: Peter Iver Kaufman -"Leadership and the Humanities"
 March 9 - 7:30p
Where: Hoover 105 
Questions? Contact Joesph Clair

Lecture: Miles Hollingworth 0 "On the True Version of an Event: Saint Augustine of Hippo's Conversation"
 April 6 - 7:30p
Where: Hoover 105 
Questions? Contact Joesph Clair

St. John's Bible Events  

Seeing the Word of God - The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John's Bible - Howard R. Macy & Paul N. Anderson

When: December 1, 2016 - 7:30p-9:00p
Where: Hoover 105 
Questions: Paul Anderson 

The masterful artwork in the Old and New Testament seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible pique the imaginations and provoke the consciences of viewers in the 21st century. Exploring the illuminative impact of the most compelling of 160 new artistic masterpieces in the first illuminated Bible produced by the Benedictine Order in 500 years, Professors Howard Macy and Paul Anderson will expand on “seeing the Word of God” followed by a first-hand viewing of Volume 1, Pentateuch.

The Theology, Art & Imagination of  The Saint John's Bible

When: January 19, 2017
Where: Hoover 105 
Questions: Paul Anderson 

Bill J. Cahoy, Director of the St. John's Lily Community Fellowship Program discusses how th role of imagination in theology and the life of discipleship is often underappreciated. We will explore the role of imagination in the call to conversion and the promise of the kingdom. The illuminated Saint John’s Bible will be used as a case study in the role of art to stimulate our imagination and help us learn to see how God is at work in the world and our lives.

Seeing the Word of God - The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John's Bible - Paul Anderson and Carmen Imes

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Hoover 105
Questions: Contact Paul Anderson

Carmen Imes and Paul Anderson will be offering a public presentation and turning of the pages of The Saint John’s Bible during Holy Week. Featuring graphic and compelling artwork from the Old Testament and the New Testament, this presentation will highlight key ways that the new and innovative artwork in this historic 7-volume masterpiece illumines the biblical text in ways prophetic and inspirational. 

Of God's And Men - Movie Showing 

When: Sunday, April 19, 7:00-9:30p
Where: Lemmons 8 
Questions: Paul Anderson

Sponsored by the Biblical Basis for Peacemaking Class, come watch "Of God's and Men" and stay for a discussion after the movie. 

Book of Common Prayer - Evening Prayer 

When: Mondays, 4:30p-5:00p
Where: Pennington House
What:  This gathering of students and faculty follows the order of Evening Prayer found in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. The service includes set prayers, Scripture readings, Creeds, and time for silent reflection. All are welcome.
Questions: Joseph Clair

William Penn Forum Itineraries 

When: Once a month on Tuesdays, 7-8:00pm
Where: Hoover 105
What: WPHP Professors reflect on their Intellectual & Spiritual Journeys. Penn Program Forum - Jan. 10- Brian Doak, Feb. 21- Corwynn Beals, March 14- Mark Hall, April 11- The Year in Review
Questions? Contact Joesph Clair

GFU Catholic Campus Fellowship 

When: Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 - 11:00a
Where: Prayer Chapel
What: The George Fox Catholic Campus Fellowship will hold a Mass in Canyon Commons 101 at 11:00am on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Father Ivan will be the celebrant.  All are welcome.
Questions: Contact Rob Bohall

International Chapel 

When:Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: International Center/Cultural House
What: The International Chapel has an international multi-ethnic flavor to it, and all GFU students are welcome to join us. Our focus this year is knowing God in a personal way. The chapel begins with a small meal (usually something like chicken teriyaki and rice) and then we have a speaker, followed by a Q & A.  Then we break into small groups and discuss the message, and finally we end with a time of prayer.

Dawinsim and the Christian Faith: Problems and Prospects 

When: April 13 at 7:00p 
Where: EHS 102
Questions: Contact Elizah Stephens
What: This special lecture hosted by the Science and Religion Club will explore some of the cross-sections between science and Christian faith. Mark McLeod-Harrison will discuss Darwinism and the interesting tangles that it causes some parts of evangelical theology. Mark will raise some of the pressing issues and highlight a few of the areas that creative theological thinking is needed. 

Engineering Your Soul

Engineering students are working through the book, Garden City by John Mark Comer. The book description is as follows -  "You’ve heard people say “Who you are matters more than what you do”. Does the Bible really teach that? In Garden City, pastor John Mark Comer gives a fresh take on our calling and our purpose. Through his creative and conversational style, Comer takes a good look at Genesis and the story of a man, a woman, and a garden. He unpacks God’s creation and his original intent for how we are meant to spend our time. Here, you’ll find answers to questions like “Does God care where I work?” “What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?” “Does he have a clear direction for me?” Practical and theologically rich, Garden City helps us answer why we are here and what should we do about it." 

When: 6:30p-7:30 | Mon, Jan. 23; Mon, Feb. 20; Mon, Mar. 13; Mon, Apr. 10 
Where: Lemmons 8
What: Working through the book Garden City by John Mark Comer
Questions: Contact Neal Ninteman 

Contemplative Worship/Tefillah

When: 10:50-11:40, Thursday mornings
Where: Prayer Chapel
What: Contemplative Worship is a weekly prayer event in which students come together in community to seek God in the quiet. We will explore various contemplative traditions of the church, including Quaker Open Worship, Lectio Divina, and Examine, all of which are focused on creating space to hear what God might have to say to us.


When: Monday nights @ 9pm
Where: Foxhole
What: The FCA Vision: To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. The FCA Mission: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. 

Spanish Chapel

Spanish Chapel is a time for the students of George Fox to come together in worship and to be encouraged by the word of God in the Spanish language. It's for everyone, no matter how how proficient. It is a good place for people to practice Spanish or to speak the language they love. The goal is to provide a meaningful experience for anyone who wants speak Spanish and experience God.

When: Every other Tuesday beginning February 7th - 6:00p
Where: The Foxhole
Questions? Contact Carson Tidland