Spiritual Formation

Life Pacific College exists for the transformational development of students into leaders, therefore we consider each student’s spiritual formation with high regard. We hope to provide opportunities where they will earnestly discover who they are in Christ and grow with one another.


The chapel program at Life Pacific College seeks to develop and equip students to become Spirit-formed, authentic, creative, healthy ministers who extend the Kingdom of God. Chapels give students an opportunity to receive personally so they can give at their local churches and in their communities. The time also serves as a vehicle for students, staff and faculty to be in community with one another. It is our heart to train students as they earnestly seek an intimate relationship with Christ.

Our Purpose

  • To see students connect with God in a personal way
  • To see students connect with each other, staff, and faculty for the sake of unity and direction
  • To creatively train students to become active participants in the local church and community
  • To allow God to bring change and healing to brokenness and pain

Chapel takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday 10:20–11:20am

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Speaker Schedule – Fall 2014

Date Speaker
Sep. 2 Convocation Chapel
Sep. 3 Community Chapel
Sep. 9 Daniel Prieto
Sep. 10 Church Fair
Sep. 16 Worship Chapel
Sep. 17Karen Tremper 
Sep. 23 Missions Week: Missions Fair
Sep. 24 Missions Week: TED Talks
Sep. 30 Mark Lebsack
Oct. 3Preview Chapel
Oct. 7 Jason and Nikki Albelo
Oct. 8 John Wallace – APU
Oct. 14 TBD
Oct. 15Juan Vallejo
Oct. 21 Dick Scott
Oct. 22 Worship Chapel
Oct. 28 Dennis Easter
Oct. 29 Founder’s Day
Nov. 1 Graduate School Fair
Nov. 4 Law Panel
Nov. 5 Tammy Dunahoo/Joe Slawter 
Nov. 11 Presidential Chapel
Nov. 12 Kelly Fellows
Nov. 18 Juan Martinez
Nov. 19 Dr. Robert Flores
Nov. 21 Staff/Faculty Ordination 
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Chapel: Worship
Nov. 26 Dr. Gayle Samples
Dec. 2 Worship Chapel: Advent
Dec. 3 Kimberly Dirmann
Dec. 9 Presidential Chapel
Dec. 10 Christmas Chapel

Emmaus Road Counseling Center

Dr. Gayle M. Samples is the Co-Founder, Executive Director and Lead Clinical Supervisor 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