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Christian Union

At the University of Pennsylvania 

Christian Union Martus LogoIn fall 2013, a Christian leadership development program was launched at the University of Pennsylvania. It is now called Christian Union Martus.

The student organization provides students at Penn with access to in-depth Bible study, Christian leadership training, fellowship, and support for Christian students, as well as resources to help any interested students — whatever their spiritual background or beliefs — learn about Christianity.

The main activities of the program include intellectually rigorous Bible courses, a weekly lecture series, conferences, and various outreaches on campus. If you are a current or prospective student, or have a question about Christian Union at Penn, please contact our ministry faculty there via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christian Union is an independent Christian ministry.

Christian Union Faculty

Christian Union's role is to resource involved students by offering mentoring, discipleship and leadership training. Meet the Christian Union faculty team that works with Penn students. 


  • In 2018-19, 134 undergraduate students enrolled in Christian Union's rigorous, weekly Bible courses. 
  • This year, four full-time Christian Union ministry faculty work directly with students, providing Bible course instruction, mentorship and leadership coaching.
  • The leadership lecture series, Philia, addresses a host of challenging, inspiring topics throughout the year. 
  • Conferences take students off campus twice a year to go in-depth into Scripture, worship, and prayer.
  • Prayer gatherings take place throughout the year, and students are learning to fast as they seek the Lord for themselves and their campus. 


University of Pennsylvania
Founded 1740
Spiritual Heritage George Whitefield, a prominent evangelist, had an idea for building a Philadelphia charity school that would double as a house of worship.
Motto Leges Sine Moribus Vanae; "Laws without Morals are Useless"
Undergraduate Students 10,468
Graduate Students 10,890
Faculty 4,722

Christian Union at Penn
Year the ministry was founded 2013
Full-time Christian Union ministry faculty 4
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