37five for Faculty & Staff
There are many ways for faculty and staff members to participate in the 37five Project.
What faculty and staff are saying about the 37five Project:
“As a first-year faculty member, I feel it’s a great experience for me to work with 37five. I can see in a sustained and focused way the manner in which our students are making a difference in the world … I also find it gratifying to know more about my students' interests and commitments, both in relation to our God and to the peoples of the world we are called to serve.”
— Daniel Castelo, Assistant Professor of Theology
How faculty and staff members can get involved
Note: For Fall 2009, only USEM courses can participate in 37five. All classes and students may participate in Winter 2009 and Spring 2009.
If you break students into study groups for your class, encourage them to do a 37five Project within their group. Faculty members are highly encouraged to attend worship events with their class. Here’s how:
- Groups reflect on class content together. UFDN, USEM, and UCOR experiences are enriched when students participate in out-of-class conversation regarding their growing knowledge of themselves, God, and the world. These topics cohere seamlessly with content from SPU worship services.
- Groups give to an organization connected with class content. For instance, a USEM class studying Mother Theresa gave to an orphanage in India. Another group gave to a micro-enterprise endeavor of World Vision — perfect for a business course.
A cadre is an opportunity for you to get to know students outside of class, and to help them explore connections between their faith and an activity or academic topic, such as philosophy, medicine, or soccer. Make connections, ask questions, and belong.
To participate in the 37five Project, large cadres should break their students into smaller groups for accountability on worship attendance. Smaller cadres (under 10 people) can participate like any other small group. If you want to include your name on the application, we ask that you also attend at least six worship events.
Small groups meet for the specific purpose of spiritual growth. Walk through a season of life with students, encourage each other in faith and life decisions, have conversations that matter, have fun. If you want to include your name on the application, we ask that you also attend at least six worship events.
Faculty and Staff Small Groups
Faculty and staff who would like to meet with one another in small groups, but not with students, are also eligible to participate in the 37five Project. The requirements are the same as student groups: