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37five Group - SPU
Chatting after the service.

More group images here:

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Learning and living the Christian Story

group is SPU's Wednesday night worship service that meets in Upper Gwinn

Commons at 8:30pm. group is a holistic service that provides an opportunity

for students to be immersed in the Christian story with our bodies, minds,

and hearts. As we have tried to think beyond the standard "songs+sermon"

model for worship services, what has emerged is a fresh approach to liturgy where

the whole service teaches the message of our scripture selection for the week.

Instead of long sermons, most weeks at group it is the songs, prayers, readings,

art, and other activities that help us imagine our own role in God’s story of

redemption for the world. Each service also includes a short reflection on the scripture passage from Bob Zurinsky and members of the student leadership team.

Please join us!

This year, all of our campus worship services will be studying the same book of the Bible together each quarter.  Please join us as we immerse ourselves in these life-changing texts:

                                  Autumn: Psalms     >     Winter: John     >     Spring: Revelation



Other useful links:


--- Watch a video introduction of the group ministry here.

--- What role might group play in your own spiritual journey? Read one graduating senior's reflection here.

--- Meet the 2013-2014 group staff.

--- What book are we studying?  Read the four-year plan for Bible study in all of our campus worship services.

--- Applications for the 2014-2015 group staff positions are now available. This includes music team, art team, administrative assistant, and sound tech.  Due April 25, 2014.


More ways to connect:

To download a copy of any of the weekly group Bible studies from 2006-2010, visit the Download Center. To discuss the ideas and scripture we're talking about at group, visit us on Facebook at group also publishes a weekly e-newsletter with information about the service and a personal reflection on the text from a member of the staff. To sign up for the newsletter, email Bob. To see the group photo blog, visit

Have a prayer request? Each week the group staff receives prayer requests and prays as a team for students, staff, and faculty on our campus. If you would like to submit a prayer request, email Bob.


* The group ministry is a collaborative partnership between your campus pastors (University Ministries) and your student government (Associated Students of Seattle Pacific).


Spring Quarter 2014 - The Book of Revelation

Wednesdays, 8:30pm, Upper Gwinn Commons (unless otherwise noted)


Topic / Other Notes

April 9

Revelation 1-3 (part 1)

Come early or stay later after the service to find out more about volunteer

opportunities throughout the city - the Urban Involvement ministry will have tables with

more information in the Upper Gwinn foyer before and after group.

April 16

Revelation 1-3 (part 2)

April 23

Resurrection Week Celebration! 

Celebrating Easter, with worship led by combined group and gather staffs.

Refreshments will be served.

April 30

Revelation 4-7

May 7

Revelation 8-11

May 14

No group service this week - Upper Gwinn not available

May 21

Revelation 12-16

May 28 Revelation 17-20
June 4

Revelation 21-22

With a time of prayer and commissioning for Summer 2014 SPRINT teams.