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Church Relations

As a Christian university, FPU integrates faith and learning—transforming lives and developing students for service and leadership. Sponsored by the Mennonite Brethren church, we value our relationships with various denominations throughout the Central Valley.

Since part of our mission includes strengthening the church, we actively seek new ways to serve and better connect with churches. We offer resources, training programs and special events to churches, and also want to connect our students to ministry opportunities available to them through the church.

Center for Community Transformation

Our Center for Community Transformation (CCT) desires to equip leaders to contribute to the economic, physical and spiritual welfare of our valley communities.  We are passionate about utilizing the assets of our faith community to address our valley’s deepest economic, physical and spiritual challenges.  We address these challenges in a variety of ways:

Social Enterprise
Catalyzing faith-based job creation and economic development models that are working in contexts of concentrated poverty.

Faith & Finances
Equipping those in low-income communities to avoid unjust lending practices and providing a congregational approach to financial literacy training to help prepare vulnerable people for success.

Providing Spanish-speaking pastors and leaders, representing more than a third of the congregations in 51, with higher level non-formal, training in leadership and community transformation.

City Shaping
Helping God’s people be equipped to redeem, serve and shape the systems of the city for the common good.

Seminary Courses and Education

The 51 Pacific Biblical Seminary offers free audits for seminary alumni. For more information visit the seminary auditing page and our course schedules to view the upcoming classes offered.

Church Match Scholarships

FPU will match dollar for dollar up to $750 per year money contributed by a student’s home church.* For all Mennonite Brethren churches belonging to the Pacific District Conference, the match is 2 to 1. Additional Mennonite Brethren financial aid is offered Please contact:

Student Financial Services

View Church Match Scholarship policy

Youth Group Visits

Our undergraduate admission team would love to host your youth group. They could meet with an admissions counselor, engage with a student panel, take a campus tour, enjoy a meal on campus, get their questions answered and more! Visits are scheduled Monday-Friday, with the exception of breaks and major holidays. Please contact:

The Office of Undergraduate Admission

We look forward to seeing your youth group on campus!

University Events

Our athletic, music and drama events offer free and low-cost family entertainment. Inspiring lectures and conferences are also available. We've made it easy for you to find out what is happening by visiting our events calendar.

View FPU Event Calendar