Spiritual formation is vital to a student’s full ACU experience. The Spiritual Life Office and individual students are expected to work together to honor and maintain the integrity of this requirement. In an effort to do so in a meaningful way, the Spiritual Life Office provides a structure that is flexible and offers avenues for multiple expressions of worship. Students are equipped to explore and engage their spirituality as it relates to their relationship with God. A list of approved opportunities is offered on the Compass app or the Spiritual Formation Events Calendar.
With the introduction of the Compass App, many of the ways we talk about Spiritual Formation and student participation have changed. We encourage all students to familiarize themselves with the updated policies, requirements and language regarding participation in Spiritual Formation.
Full-time* undergraduate students (under age of 25) are required to earn 500 Spiritual Formation points each semester.
A typical student would need to attend about 3-4 events/week for 15 weeks each semester to complete this requirement.
The university has allocated time for Spiritual Formation to aid students in meeting this requirement.
- Monday-Friday | 11-11:30 a.m.
This period of time is reserved for Spiritual Formation events at ACU.
- Alternate approved Spiritual Formation Events are offered each week at other times. These programs are approved in advance by the Spiritual Life Office and are listed on your Compass app and in the Spiritual Formation Events Calendar.
*Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in a semester.
Chapel in Moody Coliseum
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 11-11:30a.m.*
Immersed Chapel in Boone Theatre
Tuesday and Thursday | 11-11:30a.m.*
On the first day of classes (fall semester), the official Opening Assembly for the university takes the place of Chapel.
*Chapel will not take place on university holidays (Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spring Break, Good Friday).
Record your Attendance
Attendance for Chapels hosted in Boone Theatre and Moody Coliseum are registered by tapping your student ID card on a card reader (found located around the venues)
- between 10:30 and when Chapel begins
- after the Chapel has concluded.
You will not receive credit if you tap in late or tap out too early.
Students are responsible for monitoring their Spiritual Formation points through the Compass app or the myACU homepage.