Become a SoulCare Leader

All SPU students take UFDN 1000: “Christian Faith” 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.

Each year, we recruit SoulCare leaders to facilitate these Wesleyan small groups (WSGs). The SoulCare leadership program offers you an opportunity to:

  • advance your skills in Christian leadership
  • engage in the SPU community and invest in fellow students’ spiritual lives
  • serve under the mentorship of a Seattle Pacific Seminary student

Because Wesleyan small groups embody a practice in Christian community, we are looking for SoulCare leaders who identify as Christian. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact us at cbte@spu.edu.  

How to Apply

For more information about being a SoulCare leader (including potential small group meeting times), please see the Job Description. You can also learn more about what Wesleyan Small Group leadership offers you by hearing from previous SoulCare leaders

Do you want to look into being a SoulCare leader next year? Check it out at one of our FREE info events! We'll serve pizza,  give you a taste of what our community and ministry feel like, and answer any questions you have. 

  1. Thursday, February 22 at 11:15 am (Library Seminar Room)
  2. Wednesday, February 28 at 4:15 pm (Library Seminar Room)
  3. Tuesday, April 2 at 11:15 am (Alexander Hall 110)

Info Event sign up HERE!

Application for the 2024-2025 academic year goes live on February 15, 2024.

Leader Responsibilities

SoulCare leaders are Christian undergraduate students who meet weekly with a small group of UFDN 1000 students to ask and answer the question, "How goes it with your soul?" Leaders are mentored by a seminarian, and receive training in Christian leadership through a free* one-credit class (THEO 3780/4780). This position is a year-long commitment of up to 3-5 hours per week, and leaders are paid approximately $350 per quarter.

  1. Attend a pre-quarter Orientation, once per quarter
  2. Register for the weekly Leader Training class each quarter*
    1. THEO 3780 (new leaders) - Autumn Quarter, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
    2. THEO 4780 (returning leaders) - Autumn Quarter, TBD
  3. Lead your Wesleyan Small Group (WSG):
    1. Ask and discuss the question, "How goes it with your soul?"
    2. Cultivate a safe and sacred space for all group members
    3. Establish WSG ways of being and hold the group accountable to them
  4. Track group attendance weekly via Canvas
  5. Attend weekly mentor group meeting each quarter (scheduled with seminary mentor)
  6. Schedule 2 one-on-ones with seminary mentor per quarter
  7. Complete feedback surveys
  8. Complete and submit Banner timesheets
  9. Be attentive to email communication
  10. Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA

* THEO 3780/4780 meets weekly as a class Autumn Quarter. In Winter and Spring Quarters, leaders register for THEO 4780 for the credit, although the class does not meet. Times are subject to change. Free credit applies in overload-credit situations.

Diana Alvarado Guerrero

Diana Alvarado Guerrero

My experience with SoulCare has been a blessing because it gives me a sense of fulfillment since I had felt God calling me to do something new, something a bit out of my comfort zone. I decided that would be SoulCare, and it has been a great experience.

Cecily Jones

Cecily Jones

SoulCare has been one of the most surprising blessings in my life that keeps giving back. Being placed in a WSG my freshman year, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I quickly grew to love my group and leader and the space provided to connect with others, myself, and my faith in ways I hadn't considered before.