Each semester we set aside one week for the intentional purpose of spiritual renewal and refocus.

Throughout the Old and New Testament, the people of God set aside liturgical seasons that focused on confession, celebration, rest, mourning, reconciliation, and renewal.  The Church, empowered by God’s Holy Spirit followed the wisdom of the Children of Israel adopting these spiritual rhythms and infusing them with new meaning in light of the resurrection of Jesus, the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan for the world. 

Following in these sacred steps, and in addition to the normal flow of the Church calendar, the Chapel program at Point Loma Nazarene University seeks to set aside one week each semester for the purpose of spiritual renewal and refocus.  Recognizing the importance of remembrance, reevaluation, and recommitment, Renewal Week is an invitation to the entire campus community to prayerfully reflect on the movements of God’s Spirit individually and corporately.  Within this larger theme, Renewal Week focuses on two areas of the discipled-life.  In the fall semester, the underlying theme of Renewal Week is the “inward journey” of heart-holiness and character transformation.  Balancing this inward emphasis, Renewal Week in the spring semester calls and challenges us to a life of charity and justice, the “outward journey.”  Combined, PLNU Renewal Week embodies the Old and New Testament command to love God and love others.  

2013 Fall Renewal Week Speakers:

Pastors Tim & Shawna Gaines

2014 Spring Renewal Week Speaker:

Scott Daniels

2014 Fall Renewal Week Speaker:

Deirdre Brower Latz

2014 Fall Renewal Week Schedule:

Chapel / 9:45am

Created Space / 7-9pm @ Brown Chapel

Chapel / 9:45am
Time Out / 9:30pm

Worship Under the Stars / 7-9pm @ Top of the Library
Convergence / 9pm @ Peet’s

Chapel / 9:45am

All Week
Prayer Walk / 24/7 @ Top of the Library

Videos from Renewal Week Fall 2014

PLNU Chapel (Monday, September 29th) VIDEO

PLNU Graduate Chapel (Tuesday, September 30th) VIDEO

PLNU Chapel (Wednesday, October 1st) VIDEO

PLNU Time Out (Wednesday, October 1st) VIDEO

PLNU Chapel (Friday, October 3rd) VIDEO


You can also listen to the audio versions by using the Online Chapel Player

Video and Audio will also be posted on our iTunes U page