LIGHTHOUSE 2018-11-27T00:33:31+00:00


As a community, we want to pursue a holistic Christian faith – one that recognizes the Spirit of God in every moment. We worship not only in prayer and song, but in all we do as a community. Students have opportunities to connect with each other and with Christ in a variety of settings – in small groups and large groups, in community and in solitude, in prayer and in service, on campus and on retreat.

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We gather on campus most Tuesday nights at 8:30pm. Students at Lighthouse are given an opportunity to experience a faith that is deep enough to question, strong enough to lean on, and challenging enough to change them. Those who attend Lighthouse come from a wide range of backgrounds, theological perspectives, gender identities, and political leanings.

Whether you’re Presbyterian, Methodist or Catholic; liberal, conservative, or moderate; agnostic or atheist; whether you’ve gone to church all your life or you’ve never darkened the doorway, we invite you to join us. You may find God; you may find friends. We think you’ll find both.


Twice a month our Tuesday worship service transforms into a feast, where we worship around a big, delicious meal. Communion is made as we share food and ourselves by exploring scripture, singing, and praying together. At Supper Church, we often invite local churches and Tacoma community members to share a meal and worship with us.


A Christ-centered faith is made visible in acts of humility, generosity, and selflessness. Our students are invited to live generously in service toward others.  


Build long term relationships with a local nonprofit and the people they serve daily in our community by making a weekly commitment to a Lighthouse service team!

Contact Hannah to get involved with Hilltop Urban Garden (HUG), which is where we’re focusing our service efforts this year!

For Fall 2018, we’re at HUG on Friday afternoons from 3-5pm.


For our annual Spring Break service trip, in 2016 we spent five days on the Yakama Native American Reservation with Slam Trips. Students’ time was be split between helping elders of the tribe with physically difficult tasks and learning firsthand about the history and present-day impact of the Native American genocide at the hands of Christian European Americans.

Learn more about our trip to the Yakama Nation.



In order to hear the still, small voice of God, we invite students to take a step away from their routines and responsibilities. Every semester, students get off campus for a weekend focused on community, worship, play, and rest.


For most of our students, Core Groups are the heart of Lighthouse. You could even say Core Groups are the core of Lighthouse. We wouldn’t say that because we have comedic standards, but, you know… you certainly could if you wanted to.

Students in Core Groups are provided with both a mentor and a small group that they can depend on for weekly support throughout their college years. They are given listening ears, prayer, and encouragement as they grow spiritually, emotionally, and socially. Some groups may focus on sharing the joys and concerns of their lives while other groups may emphasize a Bible study or topical discussion.

Whatever the format, Core Groups are about relationship building and gathering in a more intimate way to discuss issues of faith and life.


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