The Office of the Chaplain provides the following resources to help support your spiritual life as you pursue your academic journey.

Churches in the Area

APU’s community is encouraged to find a church of their own for additional fellowship and worship. For students who are new to APU and the area, there are dozens of local churches that students are welcome to visit. The following are only a sample of local churches near each APU campus location; more can be found using online search engines or phone books.

Browse a list of local churches on the Office of Campus Ministry’s Church Listing page.

Church lists for the Los Angeles and High Desert regional campuses will be forthcoming. For more information on churches in these areas, contact Kevin Mannoia, university chaplain, at (626) 815-3243 or

Recommended Reading

A’ Kempis, Thomas; Of the Imitation of Christ; Whitaker House; New Kensington, PA.; 1981.

Chambers, Oswald; My Utmost For His Highest; Dodd, Mead, & Co.; New York; 1935.

Greenleaf, Robert K.; Servant Leadership; Paulist Press; New York; 1977.

Guiness, Os; Rising to the Call; W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson; Nashville; 2003.

Mannoia, Kevin W.; The Integrity Factor: A Journey in Leadership Formation; Light and Life Publishers; Indianapolis; 1997.

Jacobsen, Douglas & Sawatsky, Rod; Gracious Christianity; Baker Academic; Grand Rapids; 2006.

Nee, Watchman; Sit, Walk, Stand; Tyndale House Publishers; Wheaton, IL.; 1977.

Palmer, Phoebe; Full Salvation; Schmul Publishers; Salem, OH; 1977.

Sherman, Doug and Hendricks, William; Your Work Matters to God; NavPress; Colorado Springs; 1987.

Wilkens, Steve; Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics; InterVarsity Press; Downers Grove; 1995.

Prayer Guide

A. Come before God in praise.

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…”
Hallow God’s name and His nature of: Righteousness, Healing, Sanctification, Provision, Peace, Security, Presence, Shepherd

B. Invite the Kingdom of God.

“Your kingdom come, your will be done…”
Declare God’s will and Kingdom be established with Jesus alone as Lord of: Your life, Your family (spouse, children, extended family), Your work (co-workers, supervisor, subordinates), Your church (pastors and people, for health and Christ-likeness), Your nation

C. Claim in faith the provision for living.

“Give us today our daily bread…”
In the will of God, ask Him to provide for your needs, the needs of your family, and the needs of your church by using: Your abilities (wise stewardship of time, energy, money), Other people’s graciousness and obedience to God, Supernatural intervention

D. Seek forgiveness which God freely gives.

“Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors…”
With a humble and broken heart before God: Ask God to forgive you, Forgive others and release them, Seek a forgiving spirit toward those who will sin against you

E. Declare victory and protection over temptation and the enemy (Satan).

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one…”With the authority of Jesus and understanding Satan’s power: Put on the armor of God – Truth, Faith, Righteousness, Salvation, Peace, Word Claim protection in God who is your – Refuge, Fortress, Strength, Habitation, Shield, God

F. Acknowledge the reason for all your prayers.

“For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.”
With a heart that is released from burdens and inhibitions, rejoice: In the sure victory of God in and through you, In the dominion of the kingdom of God, In the glory which is due to God alone

G. Amen