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University Ministries: Worship


Group is SPU's Wednesday night worship service that meets in Upper Gwinn Commons at 7:30pm. 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 one of your campus pastors and members of the student leadership team. Group is advised by Associate Director of Campus Ministries, Kelsey Rorem.  

This year (2016-2017), we'll 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: Gospel of Luke > Winter: Jeremiah > Spring: Acts


Ways to Connect:

  • Meet the 2016-2017 Group Ministry Team.
  • You can follow Group on social media at Tumblr.
  • To sign up for the weekly newsletter, email us here.
  • Watch a video introduction of the Group Ministry here.
  • If you would like to submit a prayer request, email us here.
  • To discuss the ideas and scripture talked about at Group, visit us on Facebook.
  • Our team is set for this year, but please consider applying to serve in 2017-18! Applications will be available in Spring quarter.

Autumn Quarter 2016 - Gospel of Luke

Wednesdays, 7:30pm, Upper Gwinn Commons (unless otherwise noted)


Scripture / Themes

September 28 Luke 1:5-26 (Intro to Group and the Story of Zechariah)
October 5 Luke 4:1-19 (The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry)
October 12

Luke 7:1-10 (The Faith of the Centurion)

October 19 Luke 8:40-56 (The Bleeding Woman and Jairus' Daughter)
October 26


November 2

Luke 9:18-27 (Peter's Confession of Faith)

November 9

Luke 10:38-42 (Mary and Martha)

November 16

Luke 19:2-9 (Group on the Road! Location TBD; Zacchaeus the Tax Collector)

November 23

NO GROUP THIS WEEK (Thanksgiving Break)

November 30

Luke 24:13-35 (The Road to Emmaus/Advent)

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