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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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rIQ: Friendships on Campus (for international students)

09/21/2016 - 10/26/2016

Wednesdays, 3:30pm, Main Campus (RAC 175)

Contact Info: Hannah Parmelee, 310-506-8551,

Come talk about developing friendships with students from other cultures. To sign up for rIQ (Friendships on Campus) please use this link.


rIQ: Created for Relationship

09/22/2016 - 10/27/2016

Thursdays, 12:30pm, Main Campus (RAC 175)

Contact Info: Hannah Parmelee, 310-506-8551,

Did you know that you were created for relationship? Discover a vibrant relationship with God that sets you free. To sign up for rIQ (Created for Relationship) please use this link.


Authentic Spirituality


Wednesdays, 5 pm, TAC Lobby Conference Room

Contact Info: Phil Phillips, 310-506-7227,

This is a small group, discussion ­oriented series, where we will grapple with authentically applying our spirituality to everyday life. Topics will include better understanding others and ourselves so that we better accept both, communicating with and hearing from God, grace and forgiveness, relationship with Christ, and other topics in which the students are interested.

Sessions will often include a reading, video, or podcast for a portion of the hour to spark discussion. From time to time, we will hear from University leaders who live out their faith in various professional environments. Students may bring their dinner to the session.


My Body, My Temple

10/07/2016 - 11/06/2016

Fridays, 7 pm, Tapout Fitness

Contact Info: Abigail Smith, 310-506-4303,

This convocation is an outgrowth of last semester's club convo, "Embracing Uniqueness: Becoming a Confident Woman in Christ." The aim of this club convo is to provide women with the tangible tools to achieve the peace of mind and confidence that comes from learning to defend their bodies from physical evils. There will be a focus on the way that Biblical healing encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual health.
According to the National Organization for women, in the U.S, 600 women per day become victims of sexual assault (note that this number does not include other types of violence in which women are disproportionately victimized). The group most likely to suffer any act of violence is women ages 20-24. This club convo is open to Pepperdine women only, in an effort to create an environment for vulnerability and encouragement surrounding the issues unique to a woman's spiritual journey, specifically understanding the way that physical health and protection intersects with and supports her relationship with Jesus.
Students will meet at Tapout Woodland Hills at 7pm on Fridays, beginning October 7th, to participate in a series of six weekly, 45 minute self-defense classes from Benjamin Brown, one of the first MMA instructors in the world. Benjamin is a Grandmaster, He has a 10th Degree Black Belt in the Filipino Martial Arts, a 3rd Degree in Karate, and a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Following the class, students will meet to discuss the physical-spiritual connection (1 Corinthians 6:19,20) and the importance of honing our ability/willingness to protect our own bodies. We will ground discussions in Biblical text, and Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Christina Powell.
Students who attend all 6 courses will receive official Tapout Self-Defense Certification. Each student is responsible for paying an instruction fee, which is being offered at an extremely discounted rate with payment plans available. We want this group to be accessible to all women, so please contact if cost is a barrier for you. Students must register with Professor Smith for Convocation and call 747-226-3033 (Tapout Fitness Woodland Hills) to register for the class. Please specify that you are registering for Professor Smith's Self-Defense Club Convo by Monday October 3rd in order to get the discounted instruction rate.


Empowered to Lead: A Look at Female Leadership and Empowerment in Scripture

10/14/2016 - 11/18/2016

Fridays, 1 pm, The tables outside between the chapel and Tyler Campus Center

Contact Info: Rachel Hargis,

What does the Bible have to say about women? What about women in leadership? In our society and our churches, we often do not empower women to fully embrace their God-given talents, gifts and abilities... this club convo will take a look at scripture and what the Bible has to say about women in leadership. We will discuss both theological implications of female empowerment and also personal stories- as such, this is a club convo for women only.


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