Big changes ahead for ministries

Hope College and Bethel University have about the same number of undergraduate students as Seattle Pacific. Both schools host a weekly, voluntary chapel that about 1,000 students attend, according to Doug Strong, dean of SPU’s School of Theology. That number at SPU? It’s more like 150 students … on a good week. Provost Jeff Van Duzer commissioned […]

Editorial comment: Response to chapel proposal

Chapel’s footprint on Seattle Pacific University’s campus may expand soon. Last week, Provost Jeff Van Duzer announced in an 11-page document to faculty that the Campus Ministry Task Force (CMTF) proposed implementing required chapel for freshman and transfer students. They also proposed a new office called the Office of Christian Community and Ministry (OCCM) that […]