SoulCare: An Introduction

SoulCare Wesleyan Small Groups

Derived from SPU’s Wesleyan/Holiness heritage, Wesleyan small groups embody a practice in Christian formation and reconciliation that exposes UFDN 1000 students to Christian community, and facilitates growth in awareness and love of self, neighbor, and God. To accomplish these purposes, participants gather weekly under the leadership of a trained facilitator to ask and answer the question, “How goes it with your soul?”

Learn more about SoulCare Leadership

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. Monday, March 4 at 4:15 pm (Library Seminar Room)
  2. Tuesday, April 2 at 11:15 am (Alexander Hall 110)

Info Event Sign Up HERE!

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open and due by 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2024.

SoulCare origins

Begun in the 18th century by John and Charles Wesley, these meetings brought people together, as the Wesleys put it, “to inquire how their souls prosper; to advise, reprove, comfort, or exhort.” The groups created a space for people at any level of faith (no faith, exploring faith, new faith, mature faith) to grow in community.

What it is, and is not

SoulCare is SPU’s adapted version of these historical groups. They’re not Bible studies or prayer groups, or groups guided by a curriculum. Rather, their sole content is the state of one’s soul — your deepest self, which lies underneath surface experiences and emotions.

Start with UFDN 1000

Undergraduate students in UFDN 1000 classes participate in co-curricular SoulCare groups as an alternative learning opportunity. They learn about spiritual formation in class — and in weekly SoulCare groups. Each one-hour meeting is led by a trained facilitator under the supervision of Seattle Pacific Seminary interns and SPU staff.

Learn more about becoming a SoulCare group leader, read what others say about the leadership experience, or recommend someone for leadership.

Kenzie Chan

Kenzie Chan

SoulCare has provided me with a fiercely loving, deeply intimate, and unabashedly Christ-centered community. My mentor, professors, and fellow leaders have invested deeply in me, equipping me with the tools to grow into my potential as a leader.

Luke Henry

Luke Henry

It is difficult to put into words how much of a blessing being a part of SoulCare has been in my life. SoulCare has provided me with a safe and loving environment to grow as a person and follower of Christ. I have not been pressured, but rather challenged by SoulCare to step into new environments with a selfless mindset and genuine interest in others' well-being.