Spiritual Life Credit

Students are expected to engage in the spiritual life of the community. The programs and events that engage spiritual life count towards what we call spiritual life credit (formerly known as chapel credit). Spiritual Life credit opportunities are organized in such a way as to encourage students to own the different components of their spiritual formation. To that end, students are expected to engage in a total of 35 programs, gatherings, groups, or events for spiritual life credit throughout the semester.

In essence, 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 credits is to equal three chapels a week. That is where we get the number 35

Click here to read the full Spiritual Formation Strategy and Policy.


80+ opportunities are available this semester and 35 Credits are needed to pass chapel.

All Spiritual Life credit opportunities are available on the events calendar in My Attendance. 

  • 40+ Chapel services (10:00AM or 11:20AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
  • 12+ Pursuit / Revive services (8:30-10:00PM, Mondays)
  • 13+ Life Groups (See Life Group Directory on Eagle for time and locations, 1 credit per week)
  • Other Spiritual Life Credit Opportunities – Chic Chat/FellaShip (2), Last Lectures (3), Courageous Conversations (3), Prayer Events (4)
  • Global Missions Trips (5 credits given upon completing class at the end of the semester)
  • Campus Ministries may offer Spiritual Life credit to at least 5 additional events per semester upon request.
  • Personal Reflection (2+ credits): Each semester Campus Ministries offers credit for students who read and write reflections on pre-approved devotionals and/or books.
    • Fall 2019 Books
    • Read either or both of the books for the semester then complete a 1,500-word reflection paper (one per book). By reflection paper, we are not so much interested in your synopsis of a book. Think through and process what the author is writing. Speak to your initial reactions of their thoughts. Compare and contrast their claims with your own experiences. The intent of the paper is to give you space to practice and work through what someone else is preaching.
    • All reflections must be submitted by the last day of the semester to spirituallifeattendance@northwestu.edu.

To check your spiritual life credit visit My Attendance.