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Spiritual Life Advisors

RA and SLA Team

What is a Spiritual Life Advisor (SLA)?

Spiritual Life Advisors (SLA) play a vital role within the living areas by fostering an environment that encourages spiritual growth through building relationships, caring for students, and being available to meet their needs.

SLAs provide the Pepperdine residential community with a more accessible pastoral presence by serving as the hands and feet of Christ in our living areas.

SLAs exist to promote Christ-centered spiritual growth in residential living areas of Pepperdine University. They seek to enter into the lives of those who live around them in formal and informal ways and provide loving and caring spiritual support for all those in their immediate living community.

They work as a team with Resident Advisors (RA) and other student leaders, and coordinate weekly small group bible studies, accountability groups and prayer groups. SLAs also lead their living area in various community service projects throughout the year.

The SLA role is nearly 10 months, requires an average of 20 hours a week, and generally begins in August and ends at the closing of the spring semester.

"Being a Spiritual Life Advisor is getting on your knees daily to wash the feet of your residents. It is praying without ceasing and sacrificing your college life for a better one of serving Christ." - Jenny Lau, Spiritual Life Advisor of Darnell Hall

For additional information regarding requirements, compensation, and our application process, click the button below. Please note that the application link will be provided after attending one of our mandatory info sessions.