Envisioning the Future Part II 2018-19

You have heard the adage by Benjamin Franklin: “those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Functional plans keep us on target; they guide us to an outcome and provide a roadmap to what we hope to accomplish. Proverbs 3:5,6 encourages us to: “commit our plans to the Lord and he will direct our pathway.” […]

Service is Our Middle Name

When I came to what was then Fresno Pacific College as a student back in the late 1980s, registration was held out in the Special Events Center (SEC), where miles of cables had to be run and computer terminals had to be moved from individual offices across campus out to the SEC in order to […]

Justice

The statement that all men are created equal is not true, at least not in a literal sense. Even if we give the framers of The Declaration of Independence a pass on their masculine assumptions, the hope that each baby has an equal start on life is still not true. I am writing this reflection […]

Ready to Serve

The goal of the Campus Safety Office is to ensure a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and members of the community while at Fresno Pacific University. This is our mission statement, and we work hard every day to ensure that statement is a reality on our main and regional campuses. For results, […]

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Educating Students Near and Far

Elaine Yanez 2017 Multiple Subject Teacher Credential 2013 BA in Social Work Second Grade Teacher at Malaga Elementary Building relationships with students inside and outside the classroom is Elaine Yanez’s mission as a second-grade teacher at Malaga Elementary. As a child, Elaine struggled with her home life, but found she could confide in her teachers. […]

Ordinary Days = Extraordinary Things

The alarm goes off. Another day begins. We commute. We work. We perform daily tasks, carry out responsibilities and interact with people. Ordinary day follows ordinary day. Are we really about kingdom work? Does my job matter? Is what I do even a part of FPU’s mission? Alumni are here to tell you YES! In […]

The Evidence

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:12 When we come to the text today we see that Jesus is charging the believer to do something. He’s charging us to […]

Possible Happens Here through Faith, Hope and Love

“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 1:3). As we embark on another year in our journey of possibilities, this prayer in I Thessalonians is very appropriate in our intercessions for […]

Work as Unto the Lord

“Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance for you […]