Soul Care


Prayer is a vital part of our campus culture at George Fox. The university pastors are available to pray with you, so feel free to reach out to us!

As a community, we annually host a Day of Prayer during the summer to collectively pray for our students, coworkers, the university, and the pressing issues facing our world.

Life Groups

Each semester we offer Life Groups, gatherings that are committed to growing together in faith through Bible study, relationships and prayer.

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Meet With a Pastor

Maybe you had an interesting class last semester that has made you think more deeply about your faith, and now class is over but you still want to talk about it. Maybe something difficult happened in your life and you want to process it.

Or perhaps you need prayer for a big decision you're facing, or you need advice about how to talk with a roommate, friend or family member. Maybe you just want to get to know your campus pastor better over a cup of coffee.

The university pastors would love to spend time with you for any of the above reasons. You can set up a meeting by sending an email to or calling 503-554-2320. Let us know if you prefer to meet with the first available campus pastor, or with one of us in particular.

All meetings with our pastors are as confidential as you want them to be. These appointments typically take place in our offices in the Barclay House, but if conversation over tea/coffee or even a walk outside is your preference, we can usually be pretty easily persuaded to move the conversation out of the office.

Couples Counseling & Marriage Preparation

If you are dating or preparing for marriage, and are a George Fox undergraduate student, the campus pastors offer free marriage preparation counseling. Typically, premarital counseling includes two to six one-hour sessions. We often will utilize the Prepare-Enrich assessment and other resources.

If our schedule is already full at the time you request marriage preparation counseling, we will refer you to other trusted professionals and resources to help support this important relationship. 

Find Your Fit in a Local Church

God is working in and through the body of believers in Newberg and our surrounding communities. Get involved in the life of a local congregation through worship, service and relationships. View a list of churches that share our commitment to Jesus Christ.

And, if you are overwhelmed with all of the options, a George Fox campus pastor would love to help you as you find a church home while you are away at college.