Chapel Electives

Throughout the year there are different special events and groups that 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.

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List of Chapel Elective Events:


Spring Colloquium Series

Topic: Women in Ministry   
Speaker: Trisha Welstad, M.Div, Director - The Leadership Center 
Dates: Thursdays - Spring 2016 from 10:50a-11:40a, 4 Weeks 
Location: TBA

God has called you to minister. What does this mean if you are a woman? What theological traditions are a fit for you? Will you be able to find a job? How do you lead with confidence in a field where you are a minority?  What about being single versus being married?  We will explore these questions and others together and listen to the Spirit as we lean into our God given call to minister.  Perhaps you are called to be an advocate for a woman/women called to ministry. You are invited to join the dialogue and learn how to partner with women ministers in living your call as well.

*Recieve 5 Chapel Elective Credits for attending all 4 Colloquium sessions*

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: Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Where: Cap & Gown
Contact: Amanda Kitz,

William Penn Honors Program Lectures

The following are two lectures available for all students to receive Chapel Elective Credit. For more information on speakers visit:

Event 1:
Speaker: Matthew Milliner
When: Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover 105

Event 2:
Speaker: Colin Noble
When: Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover 105
Contact: Jane Sweet,


The Gospel. Worship. Fun. Square1 is a new completely student-led chapel elective (meaning you get credit) designed to get back to the simple, core elements of faith in Christ -to start "back at square one". From this starting point, there will be a lot of variety week-to-week: guest speakers, different locations, and crazy games. All students are welcome to come, bring a Bible and wear clothes that you can move in! There will also be board game tables for those who shy away from crazy.

When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: The Amphitheater (Cap & Gown if rained out)
Contact: Daniel McCleskey,
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GFU Catholic Campus Fellowship

  • Monthly Mass on campus (open to public)
  • Friday Sep. 25, 7 p.m. @ Minthorn 200
  • Father Don Gutmann is coming from St. Peter Catholic Church in Newberg. This will be a half-hour Mass with informal Q&A afterward.
  • Guest speaker events, including:
    • "Priest on the Firing Line" -- a friendly young priest from Portland who welcomes questions about anything and everything Catholic
    • Two recent George Fox graduates who are now in Catholic seminary

Where & When: Find details on Facebook page
Facebook Link:
Contact: Rob Bohall -, Abby Favale - (503) 560-3967, Kelsey Vaughn -

Spanish Chapel

Worship & teaching in Spanish

When: Confirmed for Sep 24, 10:50 a.m. (looking to confirm every third Thursday of the month)
Where: Foxhole
Contact: Jorge Arciga Olvera,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA is a ministry here that combines the two passions of faith and athletics to build community within the sports teams.

When: Every other Monday beginning Sep. 28, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Wheeler Lobby
Contact: Michelle Young,, (541) 410-7947
Note: This chapel elective is specific to George Fox athletes

International Chapel

When: Thursday, 10:50 a.m.
Where: International Center
Contact: Alex Pia,
Note: This is available for all students to attend.

Engineering Your Soul (EYS)

Dallas Willard states that the aim of Christian Education is “to bring students to the place at which they walk routinely and easily in the character and power of Jesus Christ.” Engineering Your Soul is an effort of the George Fox University Engineering program designed to help ourselves and our students to this end - that we all might understand how necessary it is that we are intentional in putting off the old self and putting on the new self - Eph. 4:22–24.

When: Monday, Sep. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Lemmons 8
Contact: Neil Ninteman,
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