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Hub for Spiritual Life

An open-arms approach to life and faith.

Hub for Spiritual Life



The Hub for Spiritual Life was established as a framework of ministries for Pepperdine students to explore their faith and community. Introduced by President Jim Gash in 2021, “the Hub” offers programs, training, and resources as a means to integrate Christianity into every aspect of life on campus, from academics to relationships. Jesus modeled an open-arms approach to life and faith, a philosophy Gash wanted to emulate on campus. 


"At Pepperdine, we are unapologetically Christian, which means that we invite the world to this open table."

—Jim Gash


The Hub is a place where students can collaborate, worship, connect, and serve—a “hub” where students extend hospitality in the name of Jesus to provide space for asking hard questions, finding a spiritual mentor, and engaging in ministry.

One of the major changes that resulted from the establishment of the Hub was the restructuring of Seaver’s Convocation Series, now called Chapel. This required course creates meaningful gatherings for first- and second-year students to explore their faith and feel welcomed into the Pepperdine community. Though not required for third-and fourth-year students, upperclassmen have an opportunity to take an active role in the next steps of their spiritual journey through various Hub programs.

Your continued support will enable the following programs to grow:

President's Excellence Fund: Your gifts would allow the President to allocate funding to top new priorities as they emerge.

Student-led ministries: Help empower and equip our on-campus ministries and the students who lead them with the support and funding they need to provide transformative experiences.

The Table: A Saturday evening worship gathering held at Brock House, this is an increasingly important ministry that is vibrant and growing and in need of additional funding for excellence.

Church of Christ Student Scholarships: There are two scholarship opportunities available to students. They are the Christian Leadership Award ($5,000) and Pepperdine Legacy Partners Helen Young Scholarship ($5,000).

Overseen by the Spiritual Life Team, the Hub includes services led by faculty, staff, and students. For more information about giving to the Hub for Spiritual Life, contact Cameron Gilliam at 310.506.4999, or email cameron.gilliam@pepperdine.edu.