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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: Genesis     >     Winter: Matthew     >     Spring: Romans



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 2014-2015 group staff.

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


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.

Are you interested in serving as a student leader on the group staff? Each Spring Quarter we go through an application,   audition, and interview process to determine the next year's staff. Applications will be available beginning Winter Quarter.


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


Autumn Quarter 2014 - The Book of Genesis

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


Topic / Other Notes

October 1 Welcome to group! An introduction to Genesis and our year together.
October 8 "created"    Genesis 1-2
October 15 "broken"     Genesis 3-11
October 22 "called"    Genesis 12-17
October 29 "trust"    Genesis 18-23

November 5

(new location)

"wrestle"    Genesis 24-36

Note: On Nov 5 only, the location of group will be the sanctuary of First Free Methodist Church.

November 12 "bless"    Genesis 37-50

November 19

Note: No group service this week - Upper Gwinn not available.

November 26

Note: No group service this week - Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 3 Advent: The Coming of God