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 Spring Renewal Week Schedule:

Monday, February 3
PLNU Chapel - 9:45 AM
@ Brown Chapel with Scott Daniels

 Service Opportunity:

  • Letter Writing - 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM in the Piano lounge 

Tuesday, February 4
Grad School Worship Gathering - 4:45 PM
@ Mission Valley, Bakersfield, Inland Empire, and Liberty Station

Created Space - 7-9 PM
@ Brown Chapel Lobby

Service Opportunities:

  • Letter Writing - 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM in the Piano lounge 
  • ALIMA Tutoring (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 4:15-7 PM (dinner included)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Megan Christensen & Jillian Heckman
  • Bread of Life (Community Ministries - Homeless) 5:30 - 8 PM (4-5:30 PM to make sack lunches)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock (Nicholson 3rd floor kitchen to make sandwiches)
    Contact: Susie Romero
  • Turning Point (Community Ministries -- Visiting/Creative) 7 - 8 PM (Day/Time may change due to schedules)
    Place: Barton Conference Room, 3rd Floor Nicholson
    Contact: Kami Kurisu
  • Point Loma Players (Community Ministries -- Visiting/Creative) Time: TBD
    Place: TBD
    Contacts: Elaine White & Samantha Terwilliger

Wednesday, February 5
PLNU Chapel - 9:45 AM
@ Brown Chapel with Scott Daniels

Time Out - 9:30 PM
@ Brown Chapel with Scott Daniels 

Service Opportunities:

  • City Heights Library Tutoring (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 3:30 - 6:30 PM
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contact: Santiago Gonzalez
  • Kids At Heart: Iglesia Presbyterian Tutoring (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 5 - 8 PM
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Stephanie Haas & Avalon Pellegrini
  • Pro-Kids Tutoring (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 3 - 6 PM
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Jamie Olsen & Paige Fisher
  • Reality Changers WEDNESDAY Tutoring  (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 6 - 9:30 PM (Dinner included)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contact: Kyle Dornhofer
  • Wednesday Night Outreach (Community Ministries - Homeless) 6:30 - 9 PM (5-6:30 PM to make sack lunches)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock (Nicholson 3rd floor kitchen to make sandwiches)
    Contacts: Israel Romero & Sarahi Sandoval

Thursday, February 6
Worship in the Outfield - 7-9 PM
@ PLNU Baseball Field

Convergence 9-10
@ Peet's Coffee 

Service Opportunities:

  • Kids At Heart: Orange Tutoring (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 3 - 5:30 PM
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Alex Biggins and Alyssa Darby
  • Master’s Hands (Community Ministries - Visiting/Creative) 5 - 6:30 PM
    Place: Nicholson Commons Robertson Conference Room
    Contact: Evelyn Aldana
  • Healer’s Hands (Community Ministries - Visiting/Creative) 6 - 7 PM
    Place: Robinson or Barton Conference Room
    Contact: Brenna Hirst
  • Reality Changers THURSDAY Tutoring  (Community Ministries - Tutoring) 6 - 9:30 PM (Dinner included)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Will Frye, Ellen Martinez, and Mariah Webb

Friday, February 7
PLNU Chapel - 9:45 AM
@ Brown Chapel with Scott Daniels

Service Opportunity:

  • Beacon of Light (Community Ministries -- Homeless) 6 - 9 PM (4:30 - 6 PM to make sack lunches)
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock (Nicholson 3rd floor kitchen to make sandwiches)
    Contacts: Josh Kimball and Gabi Rookard

Saturday, February 8

  • Eunime Orphanage
    Time: 8am - 6pm
    Place: TJ
    Contact: Esteban Trujillo & Connor Eubanks
  • Homeless Clothing Organization & Distribution
    Time: 8am - 1pm
    Place: OB Episcopal Church & Peace River Fellowship
    Contract: Development & Dr. Mark Mann
  • Las Flores Nazarene
    Time: 9am - 2pm
    Place: Las Flores Church of the Nazarene
    Contact: Spiritual Development
  • Elderly Outreach (Community Ministries -- Visiting/Creative)
    Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Katie Lackey and Rebecca Rossiter

Sunday, February 9

  • Agape Ministry (Community Ministries -- Visiting/Creative)
    Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Place: Departs from Nicholson Loading Dock
    Contacts: Melinda Reyes and Brianna Winger

Videos from Renewal Week, Spring 2014

PLNU Chapel (Monday, February 3rd) VIDEO

PLNU Graduate Chapel (Tuesday February 4th) VIDEO

PLNU Chapel (Wednesday, February 5th) VIDEO

PLNU Time Out (Wednesday, February 5th) VIDEO

PLNU Chapel (Friday, February 7th) 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