Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

At Criswell, we care about nurturing more than just your mind. 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 all their heart and strength.


Chapel services are held each Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with the entire campus gathering together 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.

Full-time undergrad students are required 16 chapel credits per semester and part time undergrad are required 8 (fall and spring). Chapel credits can be obtained through several means, including participation in regular chapel services, Community Conferences, and other special events organized by the College and designated as chapel credit events.

Graduate students do not require chapel credits.


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.

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.