Spiritual Development at Biola
University chapels and conferences are intended to bring the Biola community together regularly for worship, spiritual nurture and education regarding relevant issues facing us in our lives. The overall program brings a unique distinction to the ethos of Biola as a Christian university.
CFM (Christian Formation & Ministry) serves as a lighthouse to inspire students in their spiritual development. The focus is to challenge students to take intentional steps to develop a closer relationship with Christ and to share their testimony to the world.
The largest student-led organization in the U.S., SMU (in consultation with the Cook School of Intercultural Studies) seeks to motivate and mobilize students to align their lives toward the Great Commission.
The Center for Spiritual Renewal is part of the Institute for Spiritual Formation and was developed in order to serve the training and mentoring needs of faculty, the Biola student population, ISF graduate students, and the community beyond. It serves as
• a center for spiritual direction and mentoring of undergraduates by ISF graduate students, faculty, and other outside trained spiritual directors,
• a center for developing undergraduate Bible majors in the experiential,mentoring and soul care dimensions of spiritual formation,
• a center and resource for Biola's RDs and RAs regarding training and referrals in spiritual formation and soul care.