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.

Learn more about what Wesleyan Small Group leadership offers you. 

Applications are now closed for 2022-2023If you would like more information about serving in 2023-2024, please email cbte@spu.edu.

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 $300 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, 5:30–6:30 pm
    2. THEO 4780 (returning leaders) - Autumn Quarter, Wednesdays, 6:00 –7:00 pm
  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.

Note on COVID-19 and small groups: Depending on circumstances related to the pandemic, WSGs may be conducted in person or remotely. Decisions on format will be made in concert with university decisions.

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Mireya Garcia '20

SoulCare was impactful for me because of its mentorship model. As a student leader, I had the weekly support of a graduate Seminary mentor. SoulCare ensured that as I was pouring into other students, I was also being filled.

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Devon Yamane ‘22

The genuine love that everyone in the SoulCare program has for God and each other is the greatest blessing I have experienced in my time at SPU.