Leaders Wanted: Consider SoulCare
All SPU students take UFDN 1000: “Christian Formation” in their freshman or sophomore year. Groups of UFDN 1000 students gather weekly to consider the question, “How goes it with your soul?” as part of their curricular requirements.
So now we are recruiting SoulCare leaders to facilitate these small groups, which offers you an opportunity to:
- advance your leadership skills
- engage in the SPU community and invest in fellow students’ spiritual lives
- serve under the mentorship of a Seattle Pacific Seminary student
SoulCare leaders use their leadership and relational skills to help those involved in the group mature in Christian formation by facilitating conversation around the state of their soul and how it relates to God.
Weekly Responsibilities (5-6 hours per week):
- Attend Leader Training class, THEO 4950, and prepare with weekly reading and reflection*
- Attend mentor group meeting with a trained Seattle Pacific Seminary Intern
- Attend your Wesleyan Small Group and within your group:
- Establish WSG Ground Rules and hold the group accountable to them
- Clearly explain group expectations to participants
- Cultivate a safe and sacred space for all group members
- Ask and discuss the question, "How goes it with your soul?"
- Facilitate the conversation and encourage students to share
- Be vulnerable with your group
- Pray regularly for the members in your group by name
- Track attendance online by noon every Friday
*only required during your first quarter of leading a group
- Attend pre-quarter Orientation
- Register for THEO 4950
- Schedule and show up to 2 one-on-ones with mentor
- Post-quarter feedback survey
Learn more about what Wesleyan Small Group leadership offers you.
Application deadline: February 8, 2017. Apply now.
Calisto Correa '16
I loved that I found such a great and safe place where I would be really listened to and cared for, no matter what I had to share.
Faculty, staff, and students
Jake Yount ‘17
Leading a Wesleyan Small Group has helped shape my understanding of the importance of fellowship and spiritual reflection, and has improved my perspective on leadership and the soul.