Seaver College

Convocation Series

 

Spring 2015 Club Convos

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.  

Read about our Club Convo policies here.

 

Love, Health, and Boundaries in Family Relationships with Addicts

1/21/2015- 2/25/2015

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, On Campus

Contact Info: Hannah Parmelee, 310.506.8551, hannah.parmelee@pepperdine.edu or

Lauren Amaro, 310.506.4771, lauren.amaro@pepperdine.edu

Loving family members that struggle with substance abuse or addiction can be difficult. Come discuss what it means to show them love, how to promote your own health, and build positive boundaries. We will learn about common dynamics in relationships with addicts and how to incorporate positive communication tactics. Let this group be a place of hope and healing.

 

Intentionally Friends

1/21/2015- 2/25/2015

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, On Campus

Contact Info: Hannah Parmelee, 310.506.8551, Hannah.parmelee@pepperdine.edu

Want good friends that you can rely on? Wish your friendships were deeper? Bring out the best in your friends and become the friend you want to be.

 

A Guide to Being Single, Sexual, and Whole

2/5/2015- 3/15/2015

Thursdays, 4:00 pm, On Campus

Contact Info: Hannah Parmelee, 310.506.8551, hannah.parmelee@pepperdine.edu or

Steve Smith, 310.506.8551, steve.smith@pepperdine.edu

This is a workgroup for guys who want to master best practices in sexual wholeness for single (unmarried) people. If you feel stuck in your sexual habits or just want to deepen your knowledge and understanding of single sexuality, this is for you! Note: If you sign up for this club convo it will require you to be vulnerable and share from your own story and experience. The leader will ensure a safe, confidential space. Ultimately, it is the group working as a unit that will achieve the results. This group is for males only.

 

Beyond Our Boarders: The Armenian Genocide and The Path to Reconciliation and Healing through the Lens of Forgiveness and Truth

2/26/2015- 4/09/2015

Thursdays, 5:00 pm, George Paige Commons

Contact Info: Lilit Elechyan, lilit.elechyan@pepperdine.edu

Looking past and moving forward: The story of the Armenian Genocide and the path to forgiveness and healing through the lens of a historically ill-documented event and an archived biblical area. We wish to expose the history of Armenia as the birthplace for Christianity by focusing on its historical implications, the denial of the genocide, biblical inferences, and a closing remarks meet. This story is of personal redemption and national renewal.

 

Living a Thoughtful Christian Life

1/29/2015- 3/12/2015

Thursdays, 7:00 pm, On Campus

Contact Info: Dr. Ron Highfield, 310.506.4511, ronald.highfield@pepperdine.edu

This Convo is designed to help us become more thoughtful about living as a Christian within a culture that does not value such thoughtfulness. We will examine such topics as the value of self-examination, identity, freedom, our value as individuals, the contemporary moral crisis, sex and marriage, good and bad, happiness, and how to bring Christian faith into this discussion. Everyone is welcome...strong believers and seekers.

 

A Sharper Image

2/4/2015- 3/18/2015

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. Main Campus

Contact Info: Shelle Welty, 310.506.4210, shelle.welty@pepperdine.edu

Do you worry about your appearance, constantly comparing yourself to some perfect ideal? In this convo, we will look at how the media and popular culture have set up unrealistic expectations for women and consider how God can give us a "sharper" image of ourselves--one of appreciation for our bodies.

 

Becoming Spiritually Prepared for East Africa 2015

2/4/2015- 3/18/2015

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m., CCB

Contact Info: Greg Daum, 310.506.4670, gdaum@pepperdine.edu

This club convo is designed for students who are planning on attending or have attended the summer East Africa IP program. All of those who want to fully prepare themselves to grow culturally, socially and spiritually prior to their departure come May 2015 are invited to attend.

 

*What About Sex?

Day/Time: TBD, On Campus

Contact Info: Scott Miller, scottymills7114@gmail.com

Have some questions about sex? Explore God's good gift of sexuality, how our brains respond to sexual activity, cohabitation, relational impacts of sex, managing sex drives, pornography, sexual addiction, and God's healing and redemption. Embrace the gift of your healthy sexuality.
*Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

*How to Date the Best

Day/Time: TBD, On Campus

Contact Info: Leigh Kolb, Leigh.Kolb@Pepperdine.edu

In dating relationships you not only want to find the best person, you want to be the best person. Learn how to start, end, and be in a healthy romantic relationship. Feel confident and have more peace while you date!
* Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

Leaders of Men

Day/Time: TBD, On Campus

Contact Info: Jason Smith, jason.smith@pepperdine.edu

This is for my Sigma Chi brothers. The main focus for this semester is to grow as Leaders of Men. God has blessed us greatly, the best thing we can do is honor Him by continuing to grow everyday. We will focus on God and what the vibe says, Leadership through the eyes of John C Maxwell, and how to handle and use failure to your advantage.
* Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

To Lead or Not to Lead
Day/Time: TBD, On Campus
Contact Info: Jason Smith, jason.smith@pepperdine.edu

This is for my Sigma Chi brothers. The main focus for this semester is to grow as Leaders of Men. God has blessed us greatly, the best thing we can do is honor Him by continuing to grow everyday. We will focus on God and what the vibe says, Leadership through the eyes of John C Maxwell, and how to handle and use failure to your advantage.
* Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

The six things Jesus didn't say
2/6/2015- 3/20/2015
Wednesdays, 4:30pm. CCB 257

Contact info: Barry Fike, barry.fike@pepperdine.edu
Have you ever heard anything concerning the teachings of Jesus that just didn't seem right? In our Convo, we'll be looking at six things that Jesus didn't say and allow this to be a launching point for clarifying items such as grace, love, and acceptance as not only a definition of God but as one that defines each of us.

 

*Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are in Christ
Day/Time: TBD, On Campus
Contact info: Paisha Fellows, pmarchellef@gmail.com

This study is created to help women discover their identity and true worth in God. The heart of this study lies in one simple truth: you have been made in God's image, for a purpose. This powerful truth brings hope, healing, and lasting joy.
* Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

*Inside-Out Faith: Lessons on Living Out Faith from the Book of James
Day/Time: TBD, On Campus
Contact info: Jenna Wall, jenna.wall@pepperdine.edu

What does it mean to put your faith into action? In this club convo we will study the book of James to learn about what it means to live as a followers of Christ and will specifically explore themes such as handling trials and temptations, listening and doing, avoiding favoritism, faith and deeds, and taming the tongue. Christians are called not only to possess an inner belief in God, but to outwardly act in a way that reflects that and glorifies Him. That's what the title "Inside-Out Faith" is all about. This club convo is geared toward international students, but all are invited.
* Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.

 

Love is an Orientation: "Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community."
02/12/2015-3/26/2015
Thursdays, 4p.m., Location TBD
Contact info: Dr. Craig Detweiler, Craig.N.Detweiler@Pepperdine.edu

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

 

Seriously Dating and Married Small Group for Seaver students
2/5/2015- 3/19/2015
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., On Campus
Contact info: Zach Love, zachary.love@pepperdine.edu

Seriously Dating and Married Small group for Seaver students: Theology of Marriage and Important Conversations before getting Engaged; Thursdays from 6pm-8pm in the George Page common room; Haley Love and I will be leading this group together. The format of this group would be to eat together from 6pm-7pm and then have a discussion from 7pm-8pm followed by prayer requests and a prayer.

 

Children of Divorce
2/11/2015- 4/1/2015
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm, On Campus
Contact info: Zach Love, zachary.love@pepperdine.edu

How Divorce effects your life as an adult and your relationships including those with your parents and future romantic relationships. No matter how recent or long ago your parents divorced, this group is for you. The goal of this group is two fold. First, to create a support group for children of divorce in order to show them that they aren't alone and that it continually effects yon. Secondly, to find strength/guidance in Scripture and through Ron Deal's research on Smart Stepfamilies (smart stepfamilies.com). Please email Zachary Love if you are interested in joining at zachary.love@pepperdine.edu.

 

Men's Basketball Group
2/12/2015- 4/16/2015
Time & Location TBD
Contact info: Zach Love, zachary.love@pepperdine.edu

Phill Duventre and I would lead this together. We will be going through John Wooden's devotional book called Coach Wooden One on One: Inspiring Conversations on Purpose, Passion and the Pursuit of Success. This book of 60 daily readings is the result of one-on-one conversations between basketball's legendary coach and teacher, John Wooden, and Jay Carty, former Laker and one time Wooden assistant. Each of the two page readings contains life wisdom from the Coach, application and reflection from Jay and a daily Scripture reading and prayer. John Wooden is a hall of fame coach and coached for the UCLA Bruins. 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 the book, keep each other accountable, and pray for each other. Then we would play basketball together and Phill 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. Please email Zachary Love if you are interested at zachary.love@pepperdine.edu.

 

A Study of the Book of Acts
2/4/2015- 3/18/2015
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, On Campus
Contact info: Dr. John Wilson, John.Wilson@Pepperdine.edu

THE STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS is how The Associated Women for Pepperdine would like for you Seaver students to know us this semester. We invite you to study with us in a home situation with light refreshments at 24410 Tiner Court (on campus)

John Wilson, a New Testament scholar and archaelogist will lead this study but we will basically sit around our home dining table with a group of various ages to participate in the study of the Word.

 

*New Testament Studies: a Mormon Perspective
Day/Time: TBD, On Campus
Contact info: Brooks Robinson, brooksrob23@gmail.com
This club is an LDS institute class which will focus on bible study as well as group discussions. Everyone who wants to learn about Christ through his teachings is welcome.
*Note, this club convo is pending approval based on leader's attendance at orientation.