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Spiritual Life

The mission of DBU Spiritual Life is to create spaces and opportunities for students to be transformed into resilient, committed followers of Jesus. Our aim is to send out Christ-centered servant leaders ready to participate with their Creator as He makes all things new. Our desire is that as students move on from DBU, they are equipped to step into whatever new space is next and reflect the truth, grace, and goodness of Jesus. We accomplish this by planning each event, trip, and gathering with these goals in mind: 1) that students grow a deeper joy in Jesus and 2) commit to a more worshipful lifestyle. We believe that as students experience these things, the love of Jesus will overflow from them in all that they do to impact a broken and hurting world. Having a relationship with Jesus plays an important role in college life. If you have any questions about the Spiritual Life at DBU, please contact the office at (214) 333-5683 or

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Chapel exists to enrich the lives of students at DBU and serves as a breath of fresh air amid the busyness of normal college life. Chapel is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. and features student-led worship and a variety of speakers. Chapel attendance is a required aspect of the DBU undergraduate experience and is necessary for graduation.

Contact Spiritual Life at (214) 333-5683 or with questions. For more information about Chapel policies, check out the DBU Catalog.

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Baptist Student Ministries

The focus of the DBU BSM is to promote the Christian presence on campus through missional living, discipleship, and hospitality, to ultimately support the local church. We desire for students to be devoted to the Scriptures, be faithful in prayer, to demonstrate the Gospel through service on and off-campus, and to proclaim the Gospel to themselves and others.

To contact the BSM, please call (214) 333-6891, email, or stop by our office located on the 2nd floor of the Sadler Global Missions Center.

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Men's and Women's Ministry

DBU offers on-campus Men’s and Women’s Ministries for DBU students to participate in. Both ministries exist to help create an intentional Christ-centered community among students. The Women’s Ministry is a student-led group for students to be equipped with the Word, trained for evangelism, and to grow in relationships with one another. The Men’s Ministry is a student-led group for students looking to be committed to the pursuit of God and growing in the Gospel. Both are committed to the outward expression of faith through study, service, and applying the Gospel to everyday life. 

Contact or (214) 333-5683 for more information.

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Global Missions

Our office provides multiple options for mission training/equipping and helps connect students to other missionaries or service opportunities. We do this through domestic and international short-term mission trips, an annual missions conference, and monthly missions workshop luncheons. Dbu also offers a Global missions scholarship. Apply here! 

Missions Emphasis Week provides students with opportunities to learn more about the global church and get involved with missions. Are you a student interested in learning more about missions or being a part of our student team? Fill out this form!

Are you a mobilization organization looking to be a part of our missions conference? Get in touch by filling out this form!

For more information, call (214) 333-5266 or stop by our office located on the 2nd floor of the Sadler Global Missions Center.

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Prayer Ministry

The Orville and Esther Beth Rogers Prayer Ministry was established in 1988 during Dr. Gary Cook's first week as president of the University. It exists to promote prayer for DBU and the DBU family on the campus and around the world.

The Prayer Ministry sends out a daily email to faculty and staff with a prayer list of current needs. Student volunteers in the prayer ministry also come in daily to pray for current prayer requests. Also, prayer needs are distributed to hundreds of off-campus prayer partners as well as retired DBU faculty and staff. Every week, thousands of people are praying for God's work at DBU and in the lives of the extended DBU Family.

The Prayer Ministry provides opportunities to pray together through interactive prayer gatherings. Students are able to earn CLS service hours through serving with the Prayer Ministry.

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Chapel Worship

DBU Chapel Worship is a vibrant community of students that exists to bring glory to God through worship, songwriting, musical training, and developing disciples of Jesus. Members of Chapel Worship come together from various cultural and musical backgrounds to make known the Gospel both on campus and abroad.