Faith at SPU
At Seattle Pacific, we believe that the Christian faith and rigorous academics are a powerful combination.
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.
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.
Our 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.
Worship band at the chapel service
We also want to help you find your church in Seattle. Every fall, representatives from several churches come to campus, so you can meet other current students and find rides. University Ministries also maintains a church database.