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University Ministries

Forming Students to Impact the World for God.

Covid-19 Announcement

University Ministries remains active during Covid-19 with some modifications focused on maintaining the health and safety of the North Park community, our neighborhood, city, and partner organizations. Please check with specific University Ministry programs on how to get involved at this time.

Worship

We worship together weekly in Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, dynamic, and diverse gatherings where we learn to love God, one another, and the world around us.

Grow

We grow best in community, and at NPU there are ample opportunities to grow together in Christ and his Kingdom where students support, encourage, and challenge one another to become more like Christ and pursue his vocation for their lives.

Serve

We pursue a commitment to love, mercy and justice by providing numerous opportunities for students to put their faith into action by serving together locally, nationally, and globally.

Highlights

Service Day

Service Day on October 7, 2020, is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff of North Park University to come together to serve our surrounding community and outreach partners. Pack supplies for neighbors in need, learn about and write notes to incarcerated students at Stateville, or make cards and crafts for seniors at Covenant Home.

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Sankofa Experience

Sankofa is a journey toward racial justice and reconciliation. Each February, University Ministries takes a group of students and faculty to places like Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee in order to encounter our country’s past and present realities, have courageous conversations, and seek God’s Kingdom in more of its fullness.

About Sankofa

Life Groups

LifeGroups are smaller groups of 4-10 students who are doing life together and seeking Life together. Some LifeGroups focus on Bible study or prayer, some read books together, some focus on specific topics or represent people with similar interests (athletic teams or artists, for example) – all are centered on encountering Jesus and being transformed by him.

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Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships is a place in your North Park experience where your faith, learning, and service will meet in transformative experiences around the world. Whether you serve alongside our partners right here in local disaster relief zones or as distant as the Zulu Hills of South Africa or somewhere in between, your eyes are sure to be opened and your heart ignited with the things closest to God’s heart. We send 150 NPU students, faculty, and staff out annually to learn and serve alongside up to 14 Global Partnership organizations, and we invite you to be one of them.

Apply to Global Partnerships

Experience Chapel & CollegeLife

Listen to these recordings of Chapel and CollegeLife speakers to get a taste of what you will hear Wednesday mornings and Sunday evenings.

Pastor Lisa Orris
Hope Church, Crystal Lake, IL
“Broken Bread”
November 13, 2019

Professor Greg Lee
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
“Jesus the Light of the World”
January 29, 2020

Pastor Leslie Rogers
Salem Baptist Church, Chicago, IL
“Staying”
February 19, 2020

Student Stories

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CollegeLife and Chapel

Deepen your faith and engage with your community at CollegeLife and Chapel. Serve the community by joining the worship arts ministry.

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Discipleship, LifeGroups, and Prayer

Dive deeply into our faith and the community through LifeGroups and Prayer Ministry.

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Global Partnerships

Experience cross-cultural journeys to explore your faith, worldview, and commitment to a lifestyle of mercy and justice through Global Partnerships.

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Urban Outreach

Programs of presence, programming, and policy invite you to engage in the city, nation, and world through Urban Outreach.

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Athletic Ministries

Integrate faith into your sport and every aspect of your life as a student-athlete through our Athletic Ministries and Huddle gatherings.

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Sankofa Experience

The Sankofa Experience at North Park University combines readings, films, classes and community meetings concerning social constructions of race and how they impact other identities.

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