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What Disney-Pixar’s Soul Teaches Us About Purpose and Vocation

Disney's Soul is a commentary on the true meaning of life and how we wrestle with our “why” – masked as a brightly colored kids’ movie.
A group takes out a delivery of PPE out of a car.

PLNU Alum Rachel Hudlow helps distribute much-needed PPE to Tijuana medical...

For Rachel Hudlow, God’s faithfulness isn’t just a source of comfort — it’s a call to action to serve community in practical new ways.

Rebecca Kendall Serves Sonoma County’s Homeless

It takes a village as Rebecca Kendall (07) gives back in a time of need and works to build community for Sonoma County’s homeless
An African-American woman stands in church with her head bowed praying.

The Chapel Experience | Olivia Misouria

As PLNU chapel intern, Olivia Misouria combines her studies in psych and heart for ministry to help fellow students connect with God and one another.
Individuals with supplies in the back of their car

Community Impact: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

PLNU alumna Callie Stevens shares about the work of NCM, and how COVID-19 is affecting communities worldwide.
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Full Hands, Full Hearts: Mother of 10 and Counting Has Found...

The road to a double-digit-sized family for Candy Woertman has been extremely challenging, incredibly rewarding, and a privilege to walk down as an expression of her faith.
Montague Williams

A Word for the Exhausted

How the church has a unique opportunity and responsibility to be prophetic beacons of truth, lament, and repentance within a nation reeling from and protesting yet another set unjust deaths of black men and women.
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Fellowship Through Vulnerability | Will Allen

Will Allen questioned whether college was right for him. But the PLNU community he found along the way not only let him to stay, but use his story to grow that community for others as well.
Contemplate Magazine

Julie Orr Helps Others Contemplate the Bible in the Midst of...

PLNU alumna Julie Orr created a magazine focused only on scripture to help others interact with the Bible more amidst busy lives.

A New Look at Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon: Two PLNU Faculty...

What can each of Paul’s letters teach us that will help us better understand our faith?
Strawn speaking to students at chapel.

School of Theology Hosts Dr. Brent Strawn for Wiley Lectures

Since 1951, PLNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry has hosted speakers giving lectures on a topic relevant to Christian life. This year we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Brent Strawn to campus.
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PLNU Hosts Community Christmas Concert, “Handel’s Messiah”

PLNU has its own longstanding Christmas tradition in the form of the annual performance of “Handel's Messiah,” an event celebrating Christ through music.