Student Life & Spiritual Formation
An important part of what distinguishes Point University from state colleges and universities and most private colleges and universities is the fact that we are intentional about spiritual formation. As our mission statement indicates, our purpose as a university is wrapped up in the idea of “educating students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.” That’s why we focus on:
- Integrating faith into every discipline;
- Providing spiritual formation opportunities; and
- Taking faith into the workplace
When it comes to spiritual growth outcomes, at Point University we talk about these in three primary ways:
- Every student at Point University will see community ministry as an essential part of what it means to say “Jesus is Lord”
- Every student at Point University will see the importance of integrating faith and vocation
- Some students at Point University will sense that they are called to ordained ministry as vocation
At Point University the most important question is not “Where are you spiritually?” Rather we are more interested in “Where can you be?” Spiritual formation is about the whole person – and we strive to provide opportunities in a variety of contexts which address not merely “going to church” but “the whole person.”
The apostle Peter perhaps says it best: “continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.” (2 Peter 3:18) That really is what spiritual formation is all about at Point University. It doesn’t matter where you start – but it does matter where we are headed!
As a Christian body, members of the Point University community strive to live and interact with others in ways which are informed by our relationship with Jesus Christ. As such, the expectation for all Point students is that they will behave in ways which reflect this standard, moving toward greater levels of maturity, supporting transformational community, and being open to spiritual formation in Christ. The Point Community Honor Code has been created to inform this process and addresses all areas of Student Life, including standards of student conduct and disciplinary procedures. If you have any questions about the Honor Code, please contact Student Life.
At Point University, we believe that the Jesus story is the most amazing, grace-filled covenant imaginable, and we want that covenant to be the overarching way of life for the Point community. To help us manage what that looks like on a day-to-day basis, we have created A Covenant for a Christian Community which is designed to provide lots of information that we hope will be helpful to every member of our community. Questions regarding the Covenant should be directed to Spiritual Formation.
Remember that the guidelines set forth in the Honor Code and Covenant are subject to change and apply to all students enrolled at Point University.