Christian life

At SPU, everything we do is rooted in faith. Our faith in Christ propels us to have faith in our students, in community, in challenging ourselves, and in impacting the world for the better.

Our faculty come from a wide variety of Christian traditions, including Greek Orthodox, Baptist, Catholic, and Free Methodist. Faculty integrate their faith into how they teach and how they live. We celebrate diverse traditions and perspectives while remaining grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You are welcomed here

Whether you identify yourself as Christian or not, you are welcome to apply to Seattle Pacific.

Your SPU academic experience can help you discover what you believe as you learn about the Bible, the history of Christianity, and theology. SPU is a place to wrestle with difficult topics in the context of the Christian story. You’ll deepen your knowledge of faith in three core classes, collectively called “University Foundations,” alongside professors who know how to make the ancient texts of Scripture come to life.

You will have the opportunity to take classes, join worship services, and participate in Christian service in our city. Our faith commitment drives our mission to engage the culture and change the world.

Jeff Keuss

Community of faith

If you are eager to explore your faith outside the classroom, you will find many people to support you. These may be other students in your residence hall, the team of campus pastors in University Ministries, the student ministry coordinator on your residence hall floor, or a professor.


A worship service on Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m.



A contemporary worship service on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.



A small, contemplative prayer service on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.