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Welcome to the Friends Center

The Friends Center is the seminary experience of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest at APU’s Azusa Pacific Seminary. It represents the ongoing partnership between the Friends churches and Azusa Pacific University. The Friends Center is dedicated to developing spiritual leaders who lead from a foundation of Christ-like character and who are trained in Biblical scholarship, theological reflection, and practical ministry skills.

News & Features

  • Theology Faculty Participate in ‘Why We Work’ ProjectAzusa Pacific University theology faculty Gary Black Jr. and Paul Shrier participated in a research project, funded by the Kern Family Foundation, examining the relationship between Christian professionals and their working lives.
  • Speech and Debate Team Sweeps CompetitionAPU's speech and debate team performs exceptionally well, taking first, second, and third place at the novice and junior levels, finally closing out two national tournaments.
  • Cougar Interview–Dave Canales '02Dave Canales '02 became the first Cougar to participate in a Super Bowl when Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. In the midst of this success, however, he seeks to put God and his family first.
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