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Please contact the leader listed for the Club Convo to sign-up for the group. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis until full.  

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Judaism and Christianity- More Alike Than Different

01/13/2016 - 03/09/2016

Wednesdays, 4:00pm, TAC 316 (Page Conference Room)

Contact Info: Lisa Bortman, 310-506-4393,

Do you want to learn more about how Judaism and Christianity are both alike and different? Join us for a chance learn from guest speakers and the opportunity to discuss how Judaism and Christianity relate in history and today.


Faith in the Workplace

01/28/2016 - 03/17/2016

Thursdays, 12:00pm, CCB 301

Contact Info: Anna Hanzelka, 310-506-7781,

Getting ready to navigate the working world and want to explore how your faith interacts with it? Join Professor Amy Johnson and Business Industry Specialist Anna Hanzelka to explore topics on faith in the workplace! Thursdays 12­-1 pm CCB 301


"For all are one in Jesus Christ:" Race, Racism, and Christianity in the US

02/05/2016 - 03/18/2016

Fridays, 6:00pm, CAC 304

Contact Info: Tanya Hart, 310-506-6201,

In his letter to the church at Galatia, the apostle Paul laid out God's foundation of inclusion and equality for all who trust and obey Jesus Christ: believers in Christ are " . . . all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Ga. 3: 26-28). This foundation—the oneness, before God, of all believers in Christ—defined the church as the body of the risen Christ on earth. It was supposed to look different from the violence, animosity, and social divisions that existed in the first century. Today, the church is still called to love everyone as Christ loves, and to be different from the world. But the United States—perceived as a Christian nation by many–was built on foundations of violence, animosity and division: genocide, slavery, prejudice, and discrimination. In 2016, the nation is still deeply divided over issues of race and racism, with charges and counter charges of racial inequality and insensitivity blanketing the media. Most churches within the Christian faith are still racially segregated, mirroring the segregated lives of Christians who primarily identify with, befriend, marry, and live among people of their racial/ethnic grouping. This club convo will examine how and why racial divisions still exist in the US, and how Jesus calls His followers to surrender before the cross, to love as He loves, and follow Him.


rIQ: What about Sex?

02/16/2016 - 04/05/2016

Tuesdays, 3:00pm, Location: Main Campus, TBD

Contact Info: Hannah Parmalee, 310-506-4771,

Come talk openly about sex and how it affects our brains and relationships. This is not your typical "sex talk." Find out the real deal and decide what is best for your life.


rIQ: Look Up: Loving and Living in our Digital World

02/16/2016 - 04/05/2016

Tuesdays, 5:00pm, Location: Main Campus, TBD

Contact Info: Hannah Parmalee, 310-506-4771,

How do you use technology? Where do you use it well and where does it interfere with your life? Come talk about how technology impacts our brain, connections, emotional well-being, and relationship with God. How can we live intentionally in a digital world?


Mean Girls Aren't Fetch: Establishing Healthy Boundaries

02/19/2016 - 04/01/2016

Fridays, 10:00am, Begin Home on Drescher

Contact Info: Malika Begin, 310-506-8551.

Learning to set and reinforce healthy boundaries in relationships. Ladies only please.


Who Am I and How Do I Become Myself?

3/10/2016 - 4/14/2016

Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Location: Counseling Center Conference Room

Contact Info: Jodi Tompkins,

Who am I? What experiences have shaped me? How is my personality most freely expressed? Why am I here? What gives my life meaning? What wounds have I suffered? What storms have I weathered? What conditions cause me to grow and flourish?

This is an interactive, creative club convo to help facilitate understanding of one's true identity and to provide practical applications that lead to authenticity, health, and growth.


The Justice Calling

03/08/2016 - 04/19/2016

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm, Location: TCC 256

Contact Info: Justin Schneider,

How is God calling you, your community, and your church to respond to his passion for justice? And what will it take for you to engage God's passion with persevering hope? Wherever you are in answering that question and wherever you are on the road to seeking God's kingdom of justice and righteousness, you are invited to join with others and be encouraged and strengthened in the midst of reading "The Justice Calling" and discussing it in this Club Convo.

Note: Book will be provided before spring break. Attendees are expected to have read chapter 1 by the first meeting. Any attendees who fail to complete the club convo requirements must return their books.


So Much Stuff: Sifting Through Consumerism

03/08/2016 - 04/12/2016

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, Location: Counseling Center Conference Room

Contact Info: Allie Bergeron,

America: Land of the free and home of a whole lot of stuff. This six-week study seeks to realistically look at what it means to live as a follower of Jesus and a member of a consumer society.


Love is an Orientation

2/17/2016 - 3/30/2016

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, Location: TBD

Contact Info: Gus Peterson,

This club convocation will be reading the book "Love is an Orientation" and will address some topics related to the LGBTQ community.

*If you are interested in this club convo even though the "start" date has passed, please contact Gus!


Discovering Purpose Through Timeology

03/09/2016 - 4/13/2016

Wednesdays, 8 pm, Location: TAC 200

Contact Info: Derek Stoutland,

Join us as we dive into Matt Munson's book, Timeology, to gain a faith-based perspective on managing time and achieving your true purpose in life.


Thrive! Using Psalms to Help You Flourish. AWP Convo

03/16/2016 - 4/20/2016

Wednesdays, 7 pm, Location: 24410 Tiner Ct. Malibu, CA 90265

Contact Info: Janet Davis,

When it comes to reaching the heart, no other book in scripture is quite like Psalms. It can be a constant nourishing part of our spiritual life in worship and communion with God.


Men's Basketball

03/17/2016 - 4/21/2016

Thursdays, 4 pm, Location: Towers or Track basketball court

Contact Info: Zach Love,

The goal of this group is to discuss what it looks like to be a man of God both in life and on the court. The outline for each session would be to go through a lesson from a book, keep each other accountable, and pray for each other. Then we would play basketball together and Phill Duventre would help each group learn how to play as a cohesive unit. Hopefully as we learn more about each other and God, we will gain more trust and create deeper friendships on and off the basketball court.



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