Life Pacific College: Established in 1923

Office of Calling and Vocation

The Office of Calling and Vocation exists to promote the practical development of students into leaders who are equipped to serve and lead others in Foursquare, the Church in general, and the world.


Welcome

The Office of Calling and Vocation helps students grow in their faith, identify God’s calling on their life, and develop practical skills for success in the church, the workplace, and the world.

We are here to serve you throughout your time at Life Pacific. Please email, call, or stop by our office. 








AJ Zimmermann, M.Div.

Director, Office of Calling and Vocation
email: azimmermann@lifepacific.edu
phone: (909) 599-5433 ext. 355







Amanda Hansen, M.Div.

Campus Chaplain
email: ahansen@lifepacific.edu
phone: (909) 599-5433 ext. 384







Audrey Franks

Office of Calling and Vocation Assistant
email: ministryformation@lifepacific.edu
phone: (909) 599-5433 ext. 350







Jess Watchie

Outreach Coordinator
email: outreach@lifepacific.edu
phone: (909) 599-5433 ext. 350

Campus Chaplain and Chapel Programs

Mission

Chapel programs exist to create a consistent rhythm of intentional worship opportunities for undergraduate students that encourage and promote the College’s values and convictions of holistic formation by means of a diverse, relevant, and challenging curriculum utilizing gifted speakers, creative arts, and Christian practices.

Schedule

TBD

Chapel Curriculum Goals

At Life Pacific College, we believe chapel programs is an additional opportunity to not only worship but also engage in the the academic environment through these 5 Chapel Curriculum Goals:

  1. Spiritual Formation – we want to provide a space where students can connect and grow in your relationship with Jesus.
  2. Foursquare Networking – As the flagship school of the Foursquare movement, we take pride in our rich Foursquare Heritage.
  3. Advancement –We bring in LPC Alumni to share their stories after college to serve as an example for what students can accomplish with their degree.
  4. Promotion – We invite other college presidents, CEO’s, and prominent leaders from our local and global community.
  5. LPC Chapels – Chapel is the largest student gathering on campus, but chapel is also an opportunity to hear from professors, staff, administration, and students as they share about LPC’s resources, mission, and vision.

Campus Chaplain

Pastoral Care Team
The Pastoral Care Team provides pastoral care and support to the students at Life Pacific College. Pastoral Care Team members are local, credentialed Pastors with a heart to love and serve students.

Emmaus Road
Dr. Gayle M. Samples is the Co-Founder, and Executive Director of Emmaus Road Christian Counseling. An alumni of Life Bible College, Gayle graduated in 2000 from Trinity College of Graduate Studies with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology; became a California state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004; and graduated with her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in 2009. Gayle is also a CAMFT Certified Supervisor.

You can learn more about Emmaus Road and the many Christian Counselors who are here to serve by visiting the ERCC website.

Why Counseling?
Everyone needs a little help from time to time in dealing with issues that life presents them. If you are seeking counseling services we refer students to our Counseling Center operating on campus called Emmaus Road Christian Counseling. It is Emmaus Road Counseling Center’s (ERCC) goal to provide that assistance in a manner that is spiritually based, professional, confidential and affordable. ERCC’s services are provided on a sliding scale, thereby ensuring that everyone receives the help they desire.

Counseling Can Help With Issues

  • Stress
  • Adjustment
  • Homesickness
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Issues
  • Emotional Health
  • Academics
  • Life Goals

Positive Outcomes of Counseling

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Support
  • Skill Development
  • Accountability
  • Discovery and Learning
  • Goal Setting
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Emotional Health
  • Healing
  • Confidence

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Ministry Formation

The Ministry Formation program seeks to develop students into Christ’s character. All students are required to complete the following program requirements:
1st Year Students

  • Attend Chapel (2x a week)
  • Find a local church to attend and begin serving by second semester
  • Participate in 6 hours of outreach
  • Attend Fall Conference (Spring Conference only if you are a spring entrant)
2nd Year Students
  • Attend Chapel (2x a week)
  • Attend and serve at church (15 weeks of attendance, 1-2X a month of service)
  • Participate in 6 hours of outreach
  • Attend Fall Conference
3rd and 4th year Students
  • Attend Chapel (2x a week)
  • Attend and serve at church (15 weeks of attendance, 1-2X a month of service)
  • Participate in 2 hours of Outreach
  • Attend Fall Conference
  • Meet a minimum of 1x a month with your Vocational Mentor
  • Participate in an LPC Approved Upper Division Internship

Ministry Formation Failure
Reasons a student may fail Gm095 – Ministry Formation:

  • Did not attend required chapels
  • Did not complete required outreach hours
  • Did not complete beginning and/or end of semester forms
  • Did not satisfy the vocational mentor requirement (3rd and 4th year students only)
Consequences of failing ministry formation are as follows:
  • An ‘F’ on academic transcript
  • Alert/Probation/Dismissal (failing 3 semester of MF will result in dismissal from the school)
  • Limited to 12 units
  • Unable to work as a student employee and/or serve on any student leadership teams
  • Assigned to a church
  • Mandatory meeting
  • Ineligible for internships
  • Ineligible to graduate
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Chapel Attendance

Life Pacific College recognizes that Chapel is not a replacement for church attendance. It is, however, a place where we as a worshipping community, honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Students should respect others around you as you refrain from the following: talking during chapel, use of either laptop or cell phone, leaving early, sleeping, doing homework, etc…

Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in loss of credit. Repetitive misconduct will result in Student Development Sanctions.

Students are encouraged to be attentive and respectful participants during chapel.

Absence Policy
Personal absences are granted each semester, and students must use these absences to cover any and all unforeseen personal circumstances that would cause them to miss chapel. Brief illness, personal travel days, employment or graduate school interviews, studying, tardiness, etc. are all classified as personal absences.

  • Each Student is given 6 personal absences for chapel (3 if the student has an appeal for either Tuesday or Wednesday).
  • Once students have reached thier limit of personal absences you will be notified by the Office of Calling and Vocation regarding next steps.

Failure to comply, or having absences over the allotted amount will directly result in a failure of the Ministry Formation Chapel Requirement.

Excused Absences
Excused Absences may be granted for severe conditions or special situations which temporarily affect normal chapel attendance. Excused absences for other circumstances may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Calling and Vocation. Class trips or other activities approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs are excusable.

Appeals
Chapel appeals may be granted to students who live off campus or work during chapel. Information regarding chapel appeals can be found on the Gm095 page on Moodle.

Chapel Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know how many chapels I’ve attended?
It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of chapel attendance. We recommend students keep a written record of attendance and chapel notes so students know which and how many chapels they’ve attended. Students may email MinistryFormation@lifepacific.edu for chapel attendance updates.

What if I don’t get credit for a chapel I’ve attended?
All chapels are uploaded within 24 hours by the Office of Calling and Vocation. Students are responsible for keeping tracking their attendance.

If you believe a chapel is missing from your record, you must contact the Office of Ministry Formation at MinistryFormation@lifepacific.edu within 1 week of the missing chapel. In order for the credit to be applied, students must include a summary of the chapel including:

  • Chapel date and time
  • The speaker’s name
  • Summary of the chapel and topic that was discussed.
Any missing chapels that are not reported within 1 week of the missed chapel will not receive credit and will count against students absences.

Why does Life Pacific College keep track of chapel, outreach, and church attendance?
Accountability. LPC’s mission is to transform students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world. Life Pacific College tracks chapel attendance, outreach hours, and church attendance as a form of accountability to our mission and values. This ensures each graduate of LPC knows how to practically apply the Scriptures, get involved in church, actively participate in chapel, and have serve the local and/or global community.

What if I go to Chapel without my ID Card?
Chapel credit will not be granted to students who fail to have their Student ID card present. Student ID cards are required for all students to check out books, print assignments, and eat in the Café. If students have lost their Student ID card, they should visit the Library to acquire a new one.

What if I come late to a chapel after the scanners are gone?
Scanners will be available 10 minutes before and after the start of chapel (from 10:10am-10:30am). If students arrive after the scanners have stopped scanning, they will not be able to receive credit for chapel that day.

Am I required to go to chapel?
Chapel attendance is required for all undergraduate students, regardless of academic load. Chapels can be appealed for commuting students and/or work schedules. Please locate information regarding chapel appeals on the Ministry Formation page on Moodle.

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Community Outreach

Following in Christ’s footsteps as a servant, we want to model an attitude of service at Life Pacific College. In line with the college’s value of Grace-based Community and Global Awareness, each student of LPC is required to participate in outreach oppportunities. Outreach is defined as: service towards non-LPC persons, property, and organizations.

Requirements:

  • 1st/2nd year students – 6 hours
  • 3rd/4th year students – 2 hours
Counting Credits:
  • The outreach opportunity must take place outside of the LPC community
  • The outreach opportunity must be unpaid
  • The outreach opportunity cannot be serving a family member
  • Community events hosted on the LPC campus may occasionally count towards service credits at the discretion of the Director of Calling and Vocation.
  • Students will need to verify their outreach participation with the Office of Calling and Vocation. Please locate information on reporting hours on the Gm095 page on Moodle.

    Looking for volunteers to help with your event? Please fill out the Outreach Opportunity Request form.

    Vocational Mentors
    LPC has numerous Vocational Mentors who have committed themselves to the Lordship of Christ and are passionate about mentoring College Students. Vocational Mentoring is a requirement for upper division students. If students are seeking a mentor, please visit the Vocational Mentor module on your Gm095 Ministry Formation page on Moodle.

    Life Pacific College is constantly seeking new mentors for our growing student population. If you would like to apply to become a vocational mentor for students on campus, please fill out the Vocational Mentor Application.

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    Internships

    Ready for some experience and hands-on training? Life Pacific College believes in the value of experiential education, all students in the traditional programs are required to participate in an experiential-based program once they enter upper division studies, whether it is a semester- or summer-long.

    Program Information

    Our internships are a valuable experience that provide Life Pacific College students with the opportunity to serve in a general or specialized ministry context to develop their leadership, relational, and pastoral skills.

    Requirements

    In order for a student to participate in an internship program for credit, they must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be approved by the Office of Calling and Vocation, Student Life, and Financial Aid. Students must also complete the student internship application form through the school and have been approved for upper-division student status. Students will be interviewed by LPC-approved host sites of interest with final approval granted from the Director of Calling and Vocation and the prospective host site.

    FAQs

    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?
    $1,124 ($562 per unit x 2 units = $1,124) See the Financial Aid office with questions regarding financing your education.

    Who should enroll in this program?
    All students who are eligible for upper division courses may enroll in the Internship course, but internships without academic credit may be done at any time.

    What is the program schedule>
    Schedules differ from internship to internship. Students typically spend 10-20 hours per week, but some summer sites may offer up to 40 hours per week.

    Host Site Options

    Ministry Internships

    For students who are called to ministry within the local church. These internships will develop each individual’s capacity to both serve and lead in their area of vocational calling. Students will have opportunities to engage in hands-on ministry and will better define their sense of calling and understanding of their ministry calling. These internships will place students in the geographic locations they would like to serve upon graduation. Throughout the course of the internship students will learn how ministry is taking place in these locations, and how they can participate in what God is doing.

    Business Internships

    For students who are interested in working for or starting their own business or non-profit organization. Administration, leadership, servanthood, financial management, and planning and development are just some of the components of these internships. Students involved in a business internship will gain hands-on experience in order to equip them to be effective and highly valued members of businesses and/or to be imaginative leaders who develop their own organizations.

    Human Development Internships

    This program of study is intended for students planning to pursue a career in the helping professions (family ministry, social work, children or adult services, those who desire to do graduate work for certification in a variety of fields: counseling; clinical, educational, or counseling psychology; marriage and family therapy; human development; or social work). Those considering careers in education may also find this a good foundation for continuing on to certification.

    If you are interested in becoming a Life Pacific College Internship Host Site, please email AJ Zimmermann at azimmermann@lifepacific.edu.

    Application

    If you are upper-division approved, you can begin the internship application process.

    Business and Human Development students must first schedule a meeting with their chair of their department to talk about their internship goals. The chair will then direct the student to the Office of Calling and Vocation when appropriate to begin the internship application process.

    Biblical Studies and Transformational Ministry students will need to pick up an internship application from the Office of Calling and Vocation to begin the application process. All internships must be approved by the department chair through the internship application process.

    Application Deadlines

    Student Internships

    • Spring 2017 – Friday September 30, 2016
    • Summer 2017 – Friday March 3, 2017

    Host Site

    We are always taking applications for host sites. Please submit your host site application 2 months prior to your anticipated internship start date to allow the Office of Calling and Vocation ample time to process your application.

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