Sharpen serves SPU transfer students, as well as students who live off campus or in Campus Housing and Apartments (CHA).

The Sharpen ministry team cultivates Christian community by bringing transfer and commuter students together for a variety of events, including the weekly after-Chapel lunch called “At the Table” in First Free Methodist Church’s Fine Center, and small groups that meet in conjunction with the Center for Biblical and Theological Education.

Additionally, select Sharpen team members also serve as CHAMCs (campus houses and apartments ministry coordinators). CHAMCs are students who live in the campus houses and apartments (CHA) and seek to connect residents of CHA with ways to serve, worship, and be in community on SPU’s campus.

Ways to connect

John Perkins Center staff

The Perkins Center

Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center — a partnership among the John Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders — equips students to model reconciliation and contribute to community health and wholeness.