Ministry Formation at Life Pacific College calls students to a higher standard of servanthood and fellowship in the body of Christ. From church involvement to serving the community, LPC is all about making a difference. As a Spirit-filled institution, LPC values the formation of its students’ spiritual lives. More than anything, a relationship with God is highest priority and we do our very best to help our students along the way.
Here you will find information on internships, ministry involvement, licensing for the foursquare denomination, and career services. We are committed to the process of the practical formation and spiritual development of our students.
At the center of that commitment lies an unwavering conviction that every Christian is called to serve, and while you will have a great chance to learn and to become involved on our campus, our calling in ministry is to the local church. As Jesus commanded his disciples to go first to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria andthen the ends of the earth, so we always must start our ministry close to home – with our families, our local church community, our co-workers, then the as far around this world that we may be able to make an impact for Christ. Therefore, the call to the nations becomes intensely personal, and is worked out among those who know us best.
I look forward to getting to know personally as many students as possible who set foot onto our campus.
-Elizabeth Ingrum, M.A., Director of Ministry Formation & Career Services
If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Ingrum at email@example.com
Ministry Formation Mission Statement
Ministry Formation exists to promote the practical development of students into ministry leaders who are equipped to serve, disciple, evangelize and lead others in the Foursquare church and the Body of Christ in general.
Ministry Formation Goals
After completing the four-year ministry formation program at LPC, students will be able to:
- Experience, in response to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, transformational development both in terms of their spiritual lives and in their ability to lead others in the Foursquare church, the global church, and the world;
- Proclaim the Gospel (evangelize) and bring it to bear on the needs of a lost and dying world
- Disciple (and be discipled by) others toward Christ-likeness
- Serve Christ and others in practical ways
Completion of ministry formation is a requirement for all students at Life Pacific College. Each semester, every student is registered for ministry formation and will receive a P/F grade on their transcript at the end of the term. All requirements must be completed and submitted by the due date in order for a student to receive credit. Chapel attendance is a Ministry Formation requirement. The course number for Ministry Formation is found on your schedule as GM095. Requirements vary depending on each student’s year in the program. See LPC student handbook and Moodle for further details.
Due Dates for Spring 2013
Beginning of Semester Ministry Formation Assignment Due: The first Thursday of classes each semester.
Ministry Formation Alert, Probation, & Dismissal
If a student receives a failing grade for Ministry Formation, s/he will be put on Ministry Formation Alert for the following semester. Students on alert must submit all forms to the Office of Ministry Formation on or before the due date.
A second semester of failing Ministry Formation at any time during a student’s academic career will place the student on Ministry Formation Probation. Probation instigates a required meeting with the Ministry Formation Committee during the first week of school, the student will be limited to 12 units, and will not be able to work on campus or serve in any student leadership role. Students on probation must submit all forms to the Office of Ministry Formation on or before the due date.
A student who receives a third failing grade in Ministry Formation at any time during his or her academic career will be dismissed from Life Pacific College.
Find A ChurchAs Life Pacific College seeks to develop leaders for a lifetime of ministry, we believe that some of the most foundational elements to discipleship are worshipping and serving within the local church. The local church is where our students put into practice what they learn in the classroom. One of the most challenging aspects of moving to a new place can be finding your new home church. For this reason we do everything we can to help students with this process.
Below is a list of churches near or within driving distance of the school. All of these churches have agreed to partner with Life Pacific College by helping you find a place to serve, offering ministry overseers to help guide you through your experience, and work around your student schedule. If you are a returning student and know of a church not on this list that would like to partner with the school, please let us know!
If you need any extra help finding a church, come by the Office of Ministry Formation. We want to do everything we can to help you find a church you can call home.
San Dimas Foursquare (New Hope Fellowship)
114 W. Second St, San Dimas, Ca 917743
Phone Number: 909.599.3901
Contact: Sr. Bob Harmon
Church Needs: Youth Ministry, Children Ministry
Verdgo Hills Church
P.O. Box 584, Verdugo Hills, Ca, 91042
Phone Number: 818.353.6500
Contact: Lead Pastor, Mark Yeager
Church Needs: Youth Ministry, Community Outreach
II00 Bellvue Ave
Phone Number: 213.816.1109
Contact: Director of Church Relations, Justin Watson
Church Needs: Children’s Ministry, Bilingual Volunteers (Spanish and English)
New Community Church
136 S. Valencia St. Glendora Ca, 91750
Phone Number: 626.335.7292
Contact: Assistant Pastor, Kurt Schnabel
Church Needs: Children’s Ministry, Outreach
Florence Ave Foursquare Church
433 Otto St., Santa Fe Springs, Ca
Phone Number: 9,8.5’9.57’9
Contact: Coordinating Pastor, Andrew Hawksworth
Church Needs: College Age Ministry, Worship
1655 Lakewood Blvd, Downey 90241
Phone Number: 562.857.1464
Contact: Erick Edquist
Church Needs: Community Involvement, Children’s Ministry
New Heart Fellowship
830 E. Woodbury, Altadena, 9IOOI
Phone Number: 213.3°5.7624
Contact: Associate Pastor, Rick Guardado
Church Needs: Children’s Ministry, Serving
26444 Friendly Valley Parkway, Santa Clarita, Ca
Phone Number: 661.525.7255
Contact: Executive Pastor, Jonathan Edwards
Church Needs: Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry
Grace Covenant Community Church
251 Randolph Ave, Brea, 92821
Phone Number: 9°9.452.2551
Contact: Social Media, Frank Recinos
Church Needs: Evangelism, Spanish Ministry
101 E. Orangethrope Ave, Anaheim, 92801
Phone Number: 714.526.8233
Contact: Executive Assistant, Ty Austin
Church Needs: All
123 W. Ash St
Phone Number: 714.529.3829
Contact: Office Manager, Frank Torres
Church Needs: Children’s Ministry, Technical Support
Fountain of Life Foursquare/Fuente De Vida Foursquare
12381 Rush St, South El Monte
Phone Number: 626.374.8264
Contact: Youth Pastor, Daniel Fernandez
Church Needs: Generations (Children’s Youth), Services (Worship)
New Life Community Church
275 E Foothill Blvd, Pomona
Phone Number: 909.967.1499
Contact: Youth Pastor, Reid Powell
Church Needs: Worship Leaders; Youth/Children’s Volunteers
651 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana
Phone Number: 7I4.546.898
Contact: Senior Pastor, Brian Heney
Church Needs: Youth Pastor, Care Pastor
Tourney of Faith Foursquare Christian Church
1475 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora
Phone Number: 626.914.3400
Contact: Office Manager, Debra Joy Greenburg
Church Needs: Worship, Technology (Web Design, Sound System)
945 W. Covina Blvd, San Dimas
Phone Number: 949.244.86or
Contact: Outreach, Morgan Greer
Church Needs: College LIFE Group Leaders, Youth Leader
New Life Christian Church
2600 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
Phone Number: 253.225.9068
Contact: Youth Pastor, Phil Urdiales
Church Needs: Musicians, Media
Living Water Foursquare Church
380 E. Covina Blvd
Phone Number: 626.543.3I77
Contact: Sr. Pastor George Nix
Church Needs: Outreach Assistant, Music Opportunities
Lighthouse San Clemente
1101 Calle Puente, San Clemente
Phone Number: 949.637.7203
Contact: Internship Director, Mandy Evans
Church Needs: Worship, Setup/Tear down
Lifehouse Foursquare Church
133 E Bonita Ave St
Phone Number: 909.599.3504
Contact: Pastor, Linna Martz
Church Needs: Children’s Ministry, Outreach
Sycamore Park Foursquare
4328 N. Figueroa St
Phone Number: 909.226.6973
Contact: Co-Pastor, Norma Periz-Morin
Church Needs: Youth Ministry, Pastoral Assistant
Media City Church
269 E. Providencia Ave, Burbank
Phone Number: 918.782.7020
Contact: Assisting Pastor, Kali Davis
Church Needs: Administration, Youth Worship
219 N. Broadway, Manhattan Beach
Phone Number: 3IO.376.1900
Contact: Secretary, Tressa Reddy
Church Needs: Youth Pastor, Intern Pastor
Church of the Valley
1404 W. Covina Blvd, San Dimas
Phone Number: 626.484.6288
Contact: College Pastor, Rachel Collins
Church Needs: Volunteers for after-school programs
Plaza Bible Church
240 W. Chapman Ave, Orange
Phone Number: 7I4.8’4.9’4′
Contact: Pastor, Mark Lebsack
Church Needs: Teachers, Worship
PURE/Water of Life Community Church
7623 E. Ave., Fontana
Phone Number: 909.463.0I03 XI28
Contact: Senior Pastor, Shane Carroll
Church Needs: Volunteers
Download the Outreach Partnership form
McKinley Children’s Center
The McKinley Children’s Center offers programs and services for at-risk children who have been affected by abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Every child at McKinley has lived through extreme trauma. Their difficult, often horrendous, childhood experiences have left them confused, angry and afraid. Most need help in virtually every aspect of life: learning to play, learning to trust, learning to take care of themselves and get along with others. Life Pacific College students have been invited to participate in “chapel activities” led by the new chaplain at the McKinley center. Students have opportunities every week to support and spend time with residents of McKinley. The center is located within walking distance to the college.
At each event the students have snacks and listen to a Praise and Worship CD. It is a chance for them to spend some time out of their cottages and interact with others. If you are 21 years old, you may volunteer some extra time and become a mentor to one or more of the residents. Please let me know if you are interested.
San Dimas High School and Lone Hill Middle School
Life students have the opportunity to volunteer at various events at San Dimas High School and Lone Hill Middle School (located directly across the street from our campus). We have been invited to help out at open houses, school dances, and any other schoolwide activities with which we can lend a hand. This is a great chance for students to be a visible presence in our community, as well as build relationship with local students and their parents. bonita.k12.ca.us
Please contact the Office of Ministry Formation
Mobile Home Outreach
This is a weekly service-oriented outreach that takes place at the mobile home park directly behind the college. The goal is to build relationships with the people in the neighboring communities by serving them. Tasks are tailored to individual need, but have included weeding, painting, tutoring, and/or helping with chores that someone may not be able to do alone. It is a way to show God’s love through tangible action.
The Dream Center
The Dream Center ministry is located in the heart of poverty, hopelessness, and violence in the Los Angeles area. Poverty and addictions have sent many to live on the streets. Gang members actively recruit young children into lives of violence and drugs. The Dream Center ministry is dedicated to helping the inner-city by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs. Some examples include providing food, clothing, shelter, life rehabilitation, education, job training, and biblical training.
The ACCEPT program is a weekly ministry that takes place at the Rowland Unified School District in cities close to the college. Volunteers work with young pregnant teenagers who have chosen to stay in school but often do not have a partner with which to go through a lamaze class. Students from Life Pacific College regularly visit these young women and provide that support and encouragement, often participating in the birth process.
We are always looking for ways to serve our local community. Therefore, volunteering at a community event organized by the San Dimas city council is one of the many ways a student may participate in outreach. There are always a few opportunities on the horizon. Let us know if you are interested in helping out!
Foursquare Missions Press
If you have any questions, or would like to find more opportunities to be involved, please contact Erika Schweizer the ASB Outreach and Community Impact Coordinator
What are my Ministry Formation requirements?
See Moodle and the student handbook for the details.
What are the due dates for Ministry Formation forms?
For the Fall Semester 2011, every student has a church declaration/ministry interest form due on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Final due date for Fall Semester 2011 is Thursday, November 3, 2011.
What counts as an outreach and would it count if I participate in one after November 3rd?
An outreach is defined as a minimum 2 hour commitment of service connected with a church or an organization that builds relationships with those outside of the normal social interactions of the participant. This requirement may be met in several different ways, including the many local opportunities listed on our outreach page, most of which are ongoing opportunities throughout the semester. If you have any questions about whether a particular outreach is approved for credit, please contact the office of Ministry Formation. Outreaches must be completed by the end of semester Ministry Formation assignment due date (Nov. 3rd) to receive credit.
If a student does not complete an outreach prior to November 3, 2011 they must contact Elizabeth Ingrum and state which outreach they are participating in after November 3 and provide an explanation for why they were not able to complete it by that point.
Do I have to keep declaring my church if I have gone to the same one for a couple of years?
In an effort to keep our records as up to date as possible, and considering the many life changes our students may go through during their time here at LPC, we ask that church declarations be completed at the beginning of each semester.
I don’t know what churches are nearby. How do I find a church?
A good place to start is with our partner churches. Please see the link find a church to look through some of their websites.
How many chapels am I allowed to miss?
An allowance is made for students to miss up to 6 chapels due to illness or other unexpected absence. If a student leaves early from chapel without previously discussing any possible exception with the Office of Ministry Formation, they will not receive credit for that chapel service. Student ID cards are required to receive credit for chapel attendance.
How will I know if I have already missed too many chapels?
It is the student’s responsibility to track their own chapel attendance. No notice will be given if a student has reached their maximum allowed absences.
How do I make up chapels if I miss too many?
If at the end of the semester, you have not attended enough chapel services to pass your Ministry Formation requirements, you are able to listen to a chapel message online, and turn in a double spaced, 1 page summary/reflection of the service in order to receive credit for a missed chapel.
What if I need to appeal Chapel requirements?
You may submit a Chapel appeal form here.
What if I need to appeal Ministry Formation?
You may submit a Ministry Formation form here.
What are the requirements I need to meet in order to apply for an internship?
In order to be eligible to apply for an internship, you need a minimum GPA of 2.0, be up to date on your Ministry Formation requirements, be cleared by the Office of Student Life and have no balance to pay for the previous semester. Students must also complete the internship application and submit it to the Office of Ministry Formation.
Students must have obtained upper division status to meet internship requirements. They must also be interviewed and approved by the host site. Only LPC approved host sites are applicable for internship course (Gm370) credit.
What are my requirements for involvement in an internship?
Requirements vary depending on whether an internship is completed during the semester or during the summer. See the Ministry Formation office for more details.
Do I receive credit for completing an internship?
Yes. A completed internship equals 2 units.
How much is the cost of completing an internship?
$800 ($400 per unit x 2 units = $800) See the Financial Aid office with questions regarding financing your education.