University Ministries is the college ministry of Malibu Presbyterian Church. We’ve been around for 27 years doing life with Pepperdine students and walking together with the Lord.

During the school year we meet Tuesday nights at 8pm in the Malibu Pres Fellowship Hall. A typical Tuesday night consists of worship, connecting with the community, teaching, and time to reflect and be with the Lord. During the rest of the week we have a bunch of community events like retreats, mission trips, and cool, local outings. 


Our Monthly rhythm

1st Tuesday of Month: Teaching

2nd Tuesday of Month: Community

3rd Tuesday of Month: Testimony

4th Tuesday of Month: Worship & Prayer

5th Tuesday of Month: Celebration


2018-2019 Theme:  THE Year of Jubilee

Leviticus 25:9-10 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you!

Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the LORD is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

 Psalm 16:11 You will fill me with joy in your presence. 

Jesus Christ is the one who brings us good news of great joy! We want this year to be marked by the joy of the Lord - it is a Year of Jubilee for our community. Each month we are going to focus on a practice of joy, replacing old habits of the flesh with new habits of the Spirit. 

Kick-Off - The Joy of Salvation 

September - The Joy of Sabbath  

October - The Joy of Community  

November - The Joy of Reconciliation  

December - The Joy of Creation Care

January - The Joy of Study 

February - The Joy of Prayer 

March - The Joy of Fasting 

April - The Joy of Worship  


A Glimpse into UM

“UM has taught me about how God’s glory is separate from my own. It has taught me about the concept of grace...and how we don’t have to earn God’s love. It’s such an open community here, where I feel like I can be vulnerable. At UM, we come together in our brokenness and lean on one another. I’ve met so many of my close friends here. I can’t help but smile.”
— Raja, UM student