Spiritual Life Credit
What is Spiritual Life Credit?
Students are expected to engage in the spiritual life of the community. Programs and events that inform and engage spiritual life count towards what we call Spiritual Life credit. Spiritual Life credit opportunities are organized in such a way as to encourage students to own the different components of their spiritual formation.
Students are expected to engage in a total of 35 programs, gatherings, groups, or events for Spiritual Life credit throughout the semester (equal to participating in about 3 Spiritual Life credit opportunities per week). Part of our alignment as an Assemblies of God University requires that we have a form of credit for chapel or spiritual life. The number of required credits (35) is equal to three chapels a week, but can be attained in a variety of approved ways.
Please use the links below to learn about the general Spiritual Life Credit Policy and Strategy.
How Many Spiritual Life Credits Do I Need to Attain?
Short Answer: 35 Credits.
Long Answer: For traditional undergraduate students taking 12+ credits, the fall 2023 Spiritual Life credit requirement is 35 credits (equal to participating in about 3 Spiritual Life credit opportunities per week). For part-time traditional undergraduate students taking 7-11 credits, the Spiritual Life credit requirement is 15 credits. For part-time traditional undergraduate students taking 6 or less credits there is no Spiritual Life requirement.
There are 70+ Spiritual Life Credit opportunities available this semester. Continue reading to learn about the various ways to get credit.
How Can I Correct Any Discrepancies I See In My Spiritual Life Attendance Record?
For all inquiries or corrections regarding Spiritual Life credit and attendance, visit the Campus Ministries office located in Pecota within 48 hours of the chapel or event for assistance from a staff member. OFFICE HOURS are M, T, Th, F 9am-5pm and Wed. 9am-3:30pm. Keep in mind that the office may be closed during certain chapel time M, W, F.
PLEASE NOTE: After the 48 hour correction period credits will not be attainable for the event.
What Are My Options For Attaining My Spiritual Life Credits This Semester?
Chapel Gatherings: Chapel gatherings will be hosted in person. Students may get one credit per day by attending either Alpha (10:00am-11:00am) or Omega (11:20am-12:20pm) chapel.
Life Groups: A Life Group is a group of students meeting weekly to practice the Way of Jesus together. Students can easily create or join a Life Group. More information about Life Groups is available here.
Pursuits: Pursuits will be in person at 8:00pm on Monday nights in Butterfield Chapel.
Local Missions Opportunities: A few times a semester Campus Ministries will offer a service project in our local area for spiritual life credit. Local mission opportunities are available here.
Extra Opportunities: At least 5 opportunities outside the Campus Ministries office will be approved for Spiritual Life credit. These events are proposed by departments, professors, or students. They may be lectures, interactive events, and/or conferences. Requests for Spiritual Life credit for an event can be submitted to Spiritual Life Attendance using the form on the Campus Ministries Eagle website.
Where Can I View a Calendar of Spiritual Life Credit Opportunities?
Approved Spiritual Life credit gatherings and opportunities will be posted on the NU Connect/Campus Groups app. Also, Spiritual Life credit opportunities will be advertised each Monday morning in the Life at NU email that goes out to all traditional undergraduate students.
How Will I Record My Attendance For Non-Chapel Opportunities?
Credit for Life Groups will be entered into the NU Connect/Campus Groups app when you scan in/out at a Life Group. Credit will show up in your personal log upon completion of the group time.
Credit for all other Spiritual Life credit opportunities hosted by Campus Ministries or other departments will be taken by the host of the event and recorded in the app.
For all questions regarding Spiritual Life credit email email@example.com.
Where Can I View My Spiritual Life Attendance Record?
All Spiritual Life credits are recorded in the NU Connect/Campus Groups app. Click “Attended” at the top right of your home screen on the app to see a record of what you have attended so far this semester.