Dear friends,

You are deeply valued by PLNU. In these unprecedented times, our commitment to you as our students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, supporters, and friends is unwavering. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its spread both locally and globally, we have sought to ensure the health and safety of our campus community by moving our courses virtual and by having students move out of the residence halls. Those with particular needs to stay are being accommodated. 

As you can imagine, these acts have taken courage, sacrifice, and tremendous work by faculty, staff, and administrators. But even with the herculean efforts of moving all coursework online, moving students out, and giving them prorated housing refunds, we desire to further serve you. The Viewpoint Online hopes to provide content that you find useful during these difficult times, and we would love your input on what might be most helpful. We see our online magazine and social media channels as opportunities to uplift, encourage, and share practical ideas and updates with you. Please reach out at any time to let us know what content would benefit you, and we will do our best to provide it.

PLNU, as you know, is a close-knit community that values people and lifelong relationships. When we teach, whether virtually or in person, we strive to create personal and life-giving interactions. Though social distancing is necessary at this time, we need not be spiritually or relationally distant. We want to continue to engage with you and to draw even closer through prayer, shared thoughts, and conversation.

As a first step, we want to share some resources with you.

Let’s commit to one another during this difficult time. Let’s pray for one another, for our students, and for our world. Let’s shine the light of Christ into these dark times with our love and compassion toward one another and our communities. Let’s stay in relationship and communication. Thank you for being part of PLNU.

Christine Spicer
Viewpoint Editor

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Christine is the editor of the Viewpoint magazine at PLNU.