In the Office of the Campus Pastors, we believe that discipleship and scholarship go hand-in-hand! As you learn about the world around you and cultivate the gifts that God has given to you, you will gain valuable tools for a life of discipleship. Likewise, discipleship leads to curiosity about God and His creation that can invigorate your studies.

Because discipleship extends into every facet of your life, it is our desire to help you find relationships that can encourage and challenge you as you grow in Christ and follow Him unswervingly.

The Office for Discipleship Ministries is a function of the Office of the Campus Pastors of and oversees relational discipleship opportunities through small groups and mentoring. Learn more about our mentoring programs and discipleship groups program. For general inquiries about Discipleship Ministries please contact us at or (626) 815-3874.

Mentoring Programs

The mentoring programs offered through the Office of the Campus Pastors match APU students with faculty or staff members, or other qualified mentors who are connected to APU, in order to develop meaningful relationships for spiritual growth and accountability. Throughout the year, students meet weekly or monthly with their mentor for prayer, Bible study, other readings, significant conversations, and fellowship.

For more information and details on how to get involved, visit the mentoring programs page or call us at (626) 815-3874.

D-Groups Ministry

Discipleship Groups, also known as D-Groups, consist of 4-10 students who meet together for the purpose of fostering spiritual growth. The groups meet once a week throughout each semester for encouragement and accountability in living out Jesus’ command to love God and love others. Each of our D-Groups incorporates prayer, Bible study, accountability and fellowship. These groups are matched with a trained student leader. Learn how to join a D-Group or how to start your own D-Group. For more information about D-Groups, contact us at, or call (626) 815-3874.

SALT Ministry

SALT is the student leadership team for the Office of the Campus Pastors. Student leaders minister alongside the campus pastors, and through work with D-Groups, Spiritual Formation, and Kaleo and Liturgical Chapels. Student leaders grow in their ministry gifts while serving the student body.

For more information and details on how to get involved, visit the SALT page.

Confidential Pastoral Counseling

Our campus pastors are available to meet with you individually. We would love to listen and counsel you through distress, indecision, theological inquiry, or just get to know you. Please contact us at or (626) 815-3855.


The Office of Chapel Programs coordinates seven outstanding weekly services. In chapel, the campus pastors will provide consistent teaching, calling our community to pursue Christ holistically with mind, heart, and wise choices, reminding us of the nature of God’s character and how He relates to His people.

Local Churches

Though you have a plethora of opportunities for corporate worship as an APU student, there is more to worship than what happens in a chapel service. Local churches provide you with opportunities to invest in cross-generational, spiritual community and to participate in interactive faith and a place to serve. It is our hope that you will find a church home while you are at APU. Please contact our office if you’d like help in finding a church that’s right for you.