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
Want to learn more about SoulCare leadership or have your questions answered by current leaders and interns? SoulCare is hosting an Info Event on Zoom on Thursday, April 8, 11:30am - 12:15pm.
All who register and attend the Info Event will be entered into a raffle for several VISA gift cards. To RSVP and receive the Info Event Zoom link, please fill out this registration form.
APPLY NOW! To learn more about what is involved in being a SoulCare leader and to apply for next year, check out the Leaders Wanted page.
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.