Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

It’s no secret that the environment you are in plays a significant role in your development as a person. This is a fact we at Northwest University don’t take lightly. As a Christian Institution, it is our hope that you’d experience significantly positive spiritual formation during your time on campus. With guidance from you leaders on campus and in community with your peers, our goal is for you to see marked spiritual growth and fulfilment in your own life and in the lives of those around you.

Northwest’s Campus Ministries Department exists to cultivate the spiritual vitality of the NU Community and to foster the spiritual formation of each student. Christian Spiritual Formation happens at Northwest University primarily through teaching, community, and practice—all through the work of the Holy Spirit. Practically, Campus Ministries provides opportunities for students to grow in four interrelated areas of spiritual formation: personal, relational, corporate, and missional.

Personal

Communing with Jesus as individuals; facilitated through spiritual disciplines, including devotions, Scriptural study, and prayer.

Relational

Learning from and encouraging fellow Christ followers in their walk with Christ; facilitated through Life Groups and community gatherings such as the prayer team, Chic Chat and FellaShip, Courageous Conversations, and more.

Congregational

Gathering together to worship God in hearing Scripture, sermons, singing, testimony, communion, prayer, confession, generosity, and more; facilitated through services and conferences.

Missional

Going into environments outside the University to engage in God’s mission, building His Church, and participating in the work of the Kingdom. This is facilitated through local and global missions that engage in evangelism, discipleship, justice, generosity, and others forms of ministry.