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Center for Compassion

Inspiring a Lifetime of Service

“… The LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” Isaiah 61:1

Our Mission

To lead the Evangel Community in compassionate action.

Our Vision

To see Evangel’s graduates serving their communities.

Our Partner

Convoy of Hope

Learning by Doing:

The Center for Compassion provides opportunities for the Evangel Community to engage in compassionate service, education, and research.

The Center also coordinates training opportunities for Evangel Students and community members who desire to learn how to effectively demonstrate compassion through action.

Sandy Friesen, Ph.D., interim director

Service & Internships

The Center for Compassion serves as a hub for Evangel students by connecting them with local, national, and global organizations that provide experiences in the practical application of compassionate service.

Through service opportunities and internships, students will gain experience that leads to a lifetime of service marked by compassion.


In partnership with a variety of organizations, the Center conducts empirical research to measure the impact of compassionate service.

The Center for Compassion also measures students’ values and skills related to the topics of compassion and the theology of compassion.


The Center offers an interdisciplinary minor in Community Relief and Development. Consider this minor if you would like to implement a compassion-based approach to disaster response and crisis intervention in your community or around the world.

The minor offers a capstone internship with a variety of nonprofit organizations specializing in community relief and/or development. This will provide real world experience and training.

A Masters degree in this field is also being developed.


To lead and inspire the Evangel community to comprehend, embrace, and live out a theology of compassion across all disciplines and programs.