Leaders Wanted: Consider SoulCare

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.

We recruit SoulCare leaders to facilitate these Wesleyan small groups (WSGs) each year. 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

Learn More At Our Upcoming Info Events

Want to learn more about SoulCare leadership or have your questions answered by current leaders and interns? SoulCare is hosting two Info Events on Zoom during Winter Quarter 2021:

  • Thursday, February 25, 11:30am - 12:15pm
  • Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 - 7:15pm

All who register and attend the Info Events will be entered into a raffle for several VISA gift cards. To RSVP and receive the Info Night Zoom link, please fill out this registration form. 

Apply Now

For more information about being a SoulCare leader (including potential small group meeting times for 2021-2022), please see the Job Description.

Learn more about what Wesleyan Small Group leadership offers you. 

Click here to access the online SoulCare Leader application. Application deadline: Sunday, April 11, 2021. If you would like more information about serving in 2021-2022, 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 4-5 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, 7:00 –8:00 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 ground rules 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.

Calisto Correa

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.

Jake Yount

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.