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Church Relations

Whitworth has maintained a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian church for every one of the university's 120-plus years. Among Presbyterian CCCU schools, Whitworth is the largest and highest-ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only such institution west of the Rocky Mountains.

Affirming and drawing strength from its Presbyterian tradition, Whitworth has prepared generations of graduates who serve the Presbyterian church and other Christian ministries and who embody the university's founding mission to "honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity." We invite your church to join us in carrying out Whitworth University's mission and vision.

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Resources for Churches

Guest Preachers
Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor and many faculty members accept invitations to preach at churches that welcome their gifts for reaching minds and hearts with the Gospel of Christ. For more information, please contact the Whitworth Theology Department at 509.777.3391.

Fine Arts Tours
Talented ensembles from Whitworth's acclaimed music and theatre programs perform for churches throughout the West as part of their regular touring schedules.

  • Whitworth's renowned concert choir tours the Northwest every winter with a Christmas-festival concert series.
  • The university's award-winning wind symphony and jazz ensemble alternate with the choir in touring throughout the West every spring.
  • Troupes from Whitworth's acclaimed theatre program tour the West Coast every other January.
  • For more information, please contact Tad Wisenor at twisenor@whitworth.edu or 509.777.4401.

Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning

Whitworth Institute of Ministry

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Church Partners

Whitworth has always drawn strength and inspiration from its Reformed roots and from its covenant relationship with the Presbyterian church. Presbyterian congregations continue to be a key source of referrals for prospective students, and their pastors provide vital leadership on Whitworth's board of trustees and in other advisory roles. Both Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian congregations are also instrumental in supporting Whitworth financially and in providing opportunities for current students and alumni. These financial gifts to The Whitworth Fund and other areas support the faculty, campus facilities and financial aid that are so critical to the university's academic excellence and  to keeping a Whitworth education within reach of deserving students. We invite your church to support Whitworth University in its mission of educating the minds and hearts of tomorrow's leaders.

Church Partners of the Last Five Years

Alaska

  • Birchwood Community Church, Chugiak

California

  • First Presbyterian Church, Burlingame
  • La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla

Colorado

  • First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs
  • United Church of La Jara, La Jara

Idaho

  • Community Presbyterian Church, Post Falls
  • Congregational Presbyterian Church, Lewiston
  • Craigmont Community Church, Craigmont
  • First Presbyterian Church, Burley
  • First Presbyterian Church, Kooskia

Indiana

  • Mennonite Foundation, Inc., Goshen

Kentucky

  • Presbyterian Church, USA, Louisville

Montana

  • First Presbyterian Church, Kalispell

Oregon

  • First Presbyterian Church, Oregon City
  • Tualatin Plains Presby Church, Hillsboro

South Dakota

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rapid City

Tennessee

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin

Texas

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Austin

Washington

  • Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grandview
  • Birchwood Presbyterian Church, Bellingham
  • Camano Chapel, Camano Island
  • Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Cashmere
  • Central Wash. Korean Presbyterian, Richland
  • Chapel Hill Presbyterian, Gig Harbor
  • Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver
  • Community Presbyterian Church, Dupont
  • Cornerstone Presbyterian, Olympia
  • Dupont Community Presbyterian Church, Dupont
  • East Valley Presbyterian, Otis Orchards
  • Eastmont Presbyterian Church, East Wenatchee
  • Edmonds Presbyterian Church, Edmonds
  • Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Graham
  • First Presbyterian Church, Kennewick
  • First Presbyterian Church, Port Townsend
  • First Presbyterian Church, Clarkston
  • First Presbyterian Church, Coulee City
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue
  • First Presbyterian Church, Davenport
  • First Presbyterian Church, Ellensburg
  • First Presbyterian Church, Everett
  • First Presbyterian Church, Hoquiam
  • First Presbyterian Church, Spokane
  • First Presbyterian Churchlla Walla
  • First Presbyterian Church, Wenatchee
  • First Presbyterian Church, Yakima
  • First Presbyterian Church, Moses Lake
  • First Presbyterian Church, Waitsburg
  • Foster-Tukwila Presbyterian, Seattle
  • Hamblen Park Presbyterian, Spokane
  • Harrison Square Presbyterian, Centralia
  • Japanese Presbyterian Church, Seattle
  • Knox Presbyterian Church, Spokane
  • Lake Forest Park United Presbyterian, Seattle
  • Little Church on the Prairie, Lakewood
  • Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane
  • Marine View Presbyterian, Tacoma
  • Millwood Community Presbyterian, Millwood
  • Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon
  • Naches Presbyterian Church, Naches
  • North Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek
  • North Puget Sound Presbytery, Everett
  • Northview Bible Church, Spokane
  • Okanogan Presbyterian Church, Okanogan
  • Open Door Congregational UCC, Deer Park
  • Opportunity Presbyterian, Spokane Valley
  • Parkway Presbyterian Church, Tacoma
  • Pullman Presbyterian Church, Pullman
  • Redmond United Presbyterian, Redmond
  • Richland Lutheran Church ELCA, Richland
  • Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian, Wenatchee
  • Sammamish Presbyterian Church, Redmond
  • Shadle Park Presbyterian, Spokane
  • Shepherd of the Hill Church, Puyallup
  • Skyline Presbyterian Church, Tacoma
  • Southminster Presbyterian, Des Moines
  • St. Thomas More School & Parish, Spokane
  • Sumner Presbyterian Church, Sumner
  • Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, Sunnyside
  • Tieton First Presbyterian, Tieton
  • Victory Faith Fellowship, Millwood
  • Washtucna Community Church, Washtucna
  • West Side Church, Richland
  • Westminster Presbyterian, Chehalis
  • Westminster Presbyterian, Tacoma
  • Whidbey Presbyterian Church, Oak Harbor
  • Whitworth Community Presbyterian, Spokane
  • Woodland Presbyterian Church, Woodland

South Korea

  • Myung Sung Presbyterian Church, Seoul
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