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

  • APU Hosts the 29th Annual Communication Ethics Conference

    Hosted by APU's Department of Communication Studies, this year's conference takes place Saturday, February 6, and will focus on "The Ethics of Authentic Communication in Private, Public, and Mediated Forums."

  • Man Exonerated from Murder Conviction Speaks at APU

    Wrongly convicted of murder, Nick Yarris spent 21 years on prison’s death row before his exoneration. He spoke to students in the new Department of Criminal Justice, describing his journey.

  • Positive Assist

    LyDell Cardwell ’15 grew up on the rough streets of East Palo Alto, California. Cardwell had every opportunity to get mixed up with violence, gangs, and negativity, but he didn’t.