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Group is SPU's Wednesday night worship service that meets in Upper Gwinn Commons at 8:30pm. Group is a holistic service that provides an opportunity for students to be immersed in the Christian story with our bodies, minds, and hearts. As we have tried to think beyond the standard "songs+sermon" model for worship services, what has emerged is a fresh approach to liturgy where  the whole service teaches the message of our scripture selection for the week. Instead of long sermons, most weeks at Group it is the songs, prayers, readings, art, and other activities that help us imagine our own role in God’s story of redemption for the world. Each service also includes a short reflection on the scripture passage from one of your campus pastors and members of the student leadership team. Group is advised by Associate Director of Campus Ministries, Kelsey Rorem.  

This year (2015-2016), we'll will be studying the same book of the Bible together each quarter.  Please join us as we immerse ourselves in these life-changing texts:

Autumn: 1 & 2 Samuel > Winter: Mark > Spring: Hebrews

Ways to Connect:

  • Meet the 2015-2016 Group Ministry Team.
  • You can follow Group on social media at Tumblr.
  • To sign up for the weekly newsletter, email us here.
  • Watch a video introduction of the Group Ministry here.
  • If you would like to submit a prayer request, email us here.
  • To discuss the ideas and scripture talked about at Group, visit us on Facebook.
  • If you are interested in serving on the 2015-2016 Group Ministry Team, download your application here.


Winter Quarter 2016 - Gospel of Mark

Wednesdays, 8:30pm, Upper Gwinn Commons (unless otherwise noted)


Scripture / Themes

January 6 Intro/1:1-15 (The Beginning of the Good News)
January 13 1:16-3:12 (Meeting Jesus in Miracles and Debates)
January 20

3:13-4:34 (Purposeful Parables)

January 27 4:35-8:21 (Group on the Road! Arnett Hall Lounge; Expanding Ministry, Growing Opposition)
February 3

8:22-10:52 (The Cross of Discipleship)

February 10

NO GROUP! (Find an Ash Wednesday service to attend)

February 17

11:1-13:37 (Teaching at the Temple)

February 24

14:1-72 (Group on the Road! Ashton Hall Lounge; Dinner, Distress, Denial)

March 2

15:1-47 ("And They Crucified Him": Darkness Descends)

March 9

16:1-20 (The End That is Not the End)

*The Group ministry is a collaborative partnership between your campus pastors (Office of University Ministries) and your student government (Associated Students of Seattle Pacific).