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:



Matheteis Forum

Speaker: Faculty & Student Panel
Dates: Oct. 10th and Nov. 14th, February 21st and March 21st | 8:30p
Location: Canyon Commons 101
Quesitons:  Contact Brianna Martin

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. 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. 

The Shalom chapel elective is a low key space where students have more freedom to explore reflective and communal practices which we hope more seamlessly connects our lives of prayer & action as we follow Christ. It's late night, low lights, lighter decibel levels and lots of handmade bread. We gather together in community, sing together with musicians, share silent reflective prayer, listen to guests, students & faculty talk-story, meditate on applying the Truth of Scripture and engaging in a variety of other activities of worship passed down to us from over two millennia of Jesus' disciples.

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

The Voices Project

The Voices Project Conference will highlight multicultural and multiethnic leadership in the U.S. It's open to all students and faculty, community members and to several other universities in the area. Workshops and main sessions will be taught by leaders who include Donna and Leroy Barber, David Bailey and Alexia Salvatierra. Join us as they share their journeys and experiences with us.

The Friday evening session may be counted for 2 chapel credits. Students may earn up to 4 Chapel Elective credits for attending breakout sessions on Satruday.  

When: October 20-21
Where: Chehelem Cultural Center (Friday) and Hoover Classrooms (Satruday)
Register: Register here for Friday and Saturday 


Bruin Preview Chapel

Join perspective students for worship in Bauman Auditorium during the October Bruin Preview Day. 

When: October 27, 2017 at 10:00a
Where: Bauman Auditorium

Mama Rwanda - Movie View and Discussion

The College of Business will be hosting in the Canyon Commons a showing of the documentary Mama Rwanda on November 16th. The documentary specifically highlights two women's journey in their faith, motherhood, and their entrepeurnial endeavors. After the showing, Debby Thomas will be speaking about her journey as a missionary in Rwanda. 

When: November 16, 2017 
Where: Canyon Commons | Room TBD


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. 

When: Monday nights @ 9pm
Where: Foxhole
Questions? Contact Danyle Dupray 


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: TBD
Where: Bauman Auditorium

William Penn Honors Program Lectures 

Lecture: Michael Ward-"The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets"
When: September 29 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bauman Auditorium
Questions? Contact Jocelyn Stein

Lecture: Jason Lepojarvi- "Aslan's Mother: C.S. Lewis's Theological Blindspot?"
When: October 26th - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover 105
Questions? Contact Jocelyn Stein

Lecture: Joseph Clair: "The Soul of Education: St. Augustine and the Lost Purpose of Learning"
When: November 30th - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover 105
Questions? Contact Jocelyn Stein

Environmental Peace Colloquia

These colloquia will be aimed at generating conversation around the topic of living out a vibrant faith as a part of an environmentally challenged world. The hope is to be able think deeply together about how our vocation and daily practices can integrate an awareness of current environmental problems and work towards solutions with the love of neighbor and nature in mind. The main goal is to inspire creative thinking through emphasizing the beauty and wonder of God’s creation within a biblical framework of hope and neighbor love.

When: September 25:Theology: Cherice Bock | October 19: Science: Paige Parry | November 16: Beauty: Corwynn Beals
Where: Varies
Questions: Contact

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: Four times a year: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Feb 13, Mar 13; 7-8pm
Where: Hoover 105
What: WPHP Professors will host panel discussions on major issues of contemporary interest. Topics TBD.
Questions? Contact Dr. Javier Garcia

GFU Catholic Campus Fellowship 

When: TBD
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

Artificial Intelligence | Science & Religion Club Seminar  

When: October 30, 7:30p
Where: CCD 102
What:  Join us as Dr. Brian Snider offers a talk on current Artificial Intelligence technologies. We'll consider possible thoughts and concerns for the future of these technologies from a Christian perspective.
Questions: Elizah Stephens,

International Chapel 

The International Chapel has an international multi-ethnic flavor to it, and all GFU students are welcome to join us. The focus our chapel speakers will have this year is sharing a particular scripture and explaining why that is especially meaningful to them . 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.

When:Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: International Center/Cultural House
Questions: Alex Pia -

Engineering Your Soul

As a part of the engineering curriculum ALL engineering students are reading through the book, When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Four times a semester there is an open forum to discuss the book.  The book description is as follows -  “Unleashing and equipping people to effectively help the poor requires repentance and the realization of our own brokenness. When Helping Hurts articulates a biblically based framework concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation. A path forward is found, not through providing resources to the poor, but by walking with them in humble relationships. 

When: 6:30p-7:30 | Mon, Sept 11; Mon, Oct 2; Mon, Oct 30; Mon, Nov 7
Where: Lemmons 8
What: Working through the book When Helping Hurts
Questions: Contact Neal Ninteman

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 Thursday beginning September 28; 7-8pm - 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30 & 12/7
Where: Fox Hole
Questions? Contact Jenay Wothausen or Erick Torres