Welcome to the Friends Center

The Friends Center is the seminary experience of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest at APU’s Azusa Pacific Seminary. It represents the ongoing partnership between the Friends churches and Azusa Pacific University. The Friends Center is dedicated to developing spiritual leaders who lead from a foundation of Christ-like character and who are trained in Biblical scholarship, theological reflection, and practical ministry skills.

News & Features

  • John Thornton on the Great Giving Paradox

    John Thornton, Ph.D., chair and professor, Leung School of Accounting, examines the paradox of giving as it relates to Scripture.

  • Tina Ellison: Driven to Serve

    At Azusa Pacific University’s core are faculty and staff members committed to serving their community with a spirit of care and authenticity. Exemplifying this calling, is APU trolley driver Tina Ellison.

  • APU Theater Presents Godspell

    Azusa Pacific University theater presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell. The show runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from March 30-April 9, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.