Spiritual Life

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A thriving spiritual life is vital to student success at Criswell College. The goal is to love the Lord with all our heart, all our mind, and all our strength. While students learn to love the Lord with all their mind in the classroom, chapel and the applied ministry project allow opportunities for loving God with heart and strength.



Chapel services are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with the entire campus gathering together in Horner Hall for worship through song and a biblical, challenging, and encouraging message. Speakers include pastors, professors, local business people, musicians, and heads of organizations like the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the International Mission Board. Listen to our past Chapel Messages online, or click to view our Fall 2018 Chapel Schedule.


Applied Ministry Project

Inspiring a passion for the local church in students has always been an integral part of Criswell College’s mission. Beginning with our founder, Dr. W. A. Criswell, the college leadership challenges students to serve the local body. This is accomplished in part by the Applied Ministry Project (AMP). Every full-time student completes at least 16 hours of service each semester in a local church, ministry, or non-profit organization.


Local Church

The Dallas/Ft. Worth area is host to a variety of churches from many denominations. Local churches are happy to welcome Criswell students for worship and service, and often mentoring and leadership opportunities with pastors in the area.

Criswell strongly encourages students to get involved with a local church while in school. Staying engaged in church life is vital as one learns and grows, and a local community is the perfect place to serve with the humility that the study of God inspires.