Our Mission

At the Office of Spiritual Life and Development on Southwestern Adventist University, it is our mission to seek, guide, and empower Christian leaders. We do this by actively involving the Southwestern Adventist University family in the gospel by providing a variety of Ministries and Programs, and Opportunities for Missions and Service.


The students who attend SWAU agree that the events, staff, counsel, encouragement, and love that come from the SLAD office are what makes the SWAU campus thrive.
— Zak Northrop, Recent Alumni of Southwestern

What We Achieved in 2017

  • Sent 16 Student Missionaries across the United States and overseas.

  • Supported 15 Small Group leaders on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University.

  • Baptized 4 university students into the Seventh-day Adventist Faith.

  • Supported 15 Student Pastors around the Dallas metroplex.

  • Supported 3 Mission Trips.