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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pastor Lisa Orris
Hope Church, Crystal Lake, IL
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
February 19, 2020
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.