where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

Roots Ministry Give a Day!

Roots Ministry is a student-led ministry from La Sierra University. We began in the early 2000's and were originally known as Home Base Ministries. Although the name has changed to Roots Ministry, the mission and goal has stayed the same.

The mission of this ministry is to spread the word of God by branching and serving others by going out to different churches and schools,  while also building relationships with others thru the love of God. We carry this out by using the talents that He has given us thru praise and worship, message thru scriptures, and also demonstrating His love by drama and activities (skits, children's story, etc.) 

Roots has had the privilege of traveling to different states such as Arizona, Nevada, and also cities in California such as, Napa, Fresno, San Diego, and many others. We branch out to reach not only churches, but also the youth in our academies, which are our future leaders. 

We believe that everything we do in this Ministry is not to glorify ourselves, or our school. This ministry is to glorify the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. He has given us this blessing to go out and minister for Him. He will always be the center of our Ministry.

Rendezvous Wednesday Night Worship

Rendezvous is a weekly student association (SALSU) run worship service held at 10pm, at Hole Memorial Auditorium.  Rendezvous features praise music and speaker all of which come from around campus and the local community. Rendezvous also fulfills La Sierra University's evening required worship credit.

First Service

In February of 1999 a small group of college students gathered to sing, pray and study the Bible in Pastor Sam Leonor’s home. The conversation that night led to one questions that everyone had been wrestling with: why were so many young adults walking away from faith? Why were so many...

Collegiate Sabbath School

A Place For God Discovery!
What we do: Create safe space to examine the Bible, openly discuss, thoughtfully reflect, and worship God.
Why: So that you may experience H2. I. M. (Hope, Healing, Inspiration, and Motivation).
Where and when: Saturday at 10:30a.m. @ Angwin Chapel

Connection Groups

Connecting each other, connecting with God.

Want to learn about God?

The Bible isn't just your average novel. It's a love letter, storybook, history lesson, self-help guide and collection of inspirational quotes all rolled into one. We read the Bible to get to know the God who loves us; to learn from the stories and experiences of others; to discover the history of our origins; to be amazed by prophecy; to gain insight on how to live our lives; and to read God's many promises that give us hope, peace and confidence. We study the bible because they are in love with the Word, "and the Word was God" (John 1:1).

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Commiting your life to God

Baptism is an important step in your journey as a follower of Christ and an outward symbol of the work He has already done in your life. The Bible paints a beautiful picture of baptism as our identification with Jesus in His death, burial, and resurrection. When you make the decision to accept Christ as your Savior, the Bible says that your old way of life is dead, and you are beginning a new life with Christ.

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Naomi Magaoy being baptized
Naomi Magaoy, pre-nursing major, was among 12 students who committed their lives to Christ.

Give a Week: Impact Short-Term Trips

Impact is a program at La Sierra University, that aims to help students serve others within their local and global communities via short term trips. Through Impact, students have the opportunity to go to various places and serve doing different projects such as construction, medical/dental care, vacation bible school, and so much more.

Impact Calendar

Summer 2015CambodiaConstruction: Work with Raw Impact to bring relief to Cambodia
Summer 2015MajuroClinical: Canvasback Missions
Summer 2015Dominican RepublicEvangelistic: Preaching

Impact Online Application

Impact Contact Information

951.785.2090, Option 6
951.785.2199 fax

Meet our Chaplains

The Chaplains serve the spiritual needs of the La Sierra University community. They provide pastoral care, Bible studies, opportunities for worship, and spiritual guidance and coaching. The Chaplains are also available to students, faculty, and staff for prayer or conversation as needed. For an appointment, contact extension 2090, or e-mail pastor@lasierra.edu

Samuel Leonor
Linda Biswas
Assistant Chaplain: Outreach & Missions
Donavan Childs
Assistant Chaplain: Campus Ministries
Martin Corona
Assistant Chaplain: Nurture & Baptismal Studies