Chapel Electives

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

Below is a list of events officially 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.  Chapel Elective forms are to be submitted within 48 hours of the event for chapel elective to be credited.  

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

  1. The chapel elective must be approved by the Spiritual Life office and must support the George Fox Statement of Faith and the Spiritual Life chapel mission statement. (While small groups/life groups are an essential part of spiritual formation at George Fox, we do not give chapel credit for participating in them.)
  2. The chapel elective must be supervised by a George Fox employee (Faculty or Staff), including the presence of the supervising employee at the event/series of events.
  3. The chapel elective must include some educational component - devotional, sermon, lecture, training that is aimed at educating the participant’s Christian faith/spiritual formation.
  4. Chapel elective events should be open to the entire community unless otherwise approved by the Office of Spiritual Life.
  5. The chapel elective must be submitted to the Spiritual Life Office ( for approval no less than 2 weeks prior to the event.
  6. Chapel electives must be held on campus.
  7. The Office of Spiritual Life leaves the following elements up to each office hosting the approved events:
    1. Event Location (please connect with Event Services in order to reserve any space on campus)
    2. Funding for the event (this is up to the discretion of the office/faculty hosting the event and will come from the host department’s budget)

Questions? Contact Jamie Johnson ( ) or 503.554.2256


List of Chapel Elective Events:


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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 

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: T.B.D. (see Daily Bruin announcements)
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

Engineering Your Soul

As a part of the engineering curriculum ALL engineering students are reading through the book, The Meaning of Marriage. Four times a semester there is an open forum to discuss the book. Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.

When: 6:30p-7:30 | Monday: 1/29 , 2/19, 3/12, 4/9
Where: Hoover 105
What: Discussing various topics centered around the book “The Meaning of Marriage”
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: Fridays Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 9, Mar 23, Apr 13 at 6:00pm
Where: Fox Hole
Questions? Contact Jenay Wolthausen


When: every Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm 
Where: Stevens 208
Contact : Rob Bohall -

The Catholic group on campus will be focusing on the Alpha course this semester. For more information about Alpha visit their website.  


Koinonia is a monthly event series where George Fox’s student body can learn about and celebrate each other’s unique cultural backgrounds through food, discussion, and Christ-centered fellowship.

When:  Koinonia feat. BSU February 23nd, 7:30pm
Koinonia feat. International Club March 22nd, 7:30pm 
Koinonia Finale April 19th, 7:30pm 
Where: Canyon Commons
Contact:  Kevin Tshilombo

Open Worship

What: This will be a welcome alternative worship experience for any who might be interested--cultivating our Quaker ethos regarding transformative worship experientially. 
When: 10:50-11:40 a.m. every Thursday (beginning March 8)
Where: Hoover 250
Contact: Anastasia Reinhardt -