Seaver College

Convocation Series

 

Club Convos - Spring 2014

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.

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Jesus: The First Feminist

Tuesdays, 5pm, On-Campus

2/4/14 - 3/18/14

Leader: Sarah Dannemiller

Contact Info: 317-908-6692, sarah.dannemiller@pepperdine.edu

The purpose of this Club Convo is to explore the unheard and forgotten voices of the church. Often times our society and even our close communities tend to marginalize and exclude people; this is our chance to give voice to those unspoken stories of love, loss, hurt, anger, redemption, and healing. We will, as a group, discuss the issue of gender as it reveals itself through scripture, the church, within our own personal faith, and our world. As we pick through Sarah Bessey's premiere book, Jesus Feminist, we will learn how Jesus, as the incarnate of God, moves throughout the Gospel, and dare I say each of our own individual lives, as an example and testament to the embracing and healing power of inclusion, equality, and unity.

Restrictions:
I would prefer that the group size does not extend past ten people.

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Being God's Princess

Tuesdays, 7pm, On-Campus

2/4/14 - 3/18/14

Leader: Jenieva Abner

Contact Info: 310-756-7840, jenieva.abner@pepperdine.edu

This Club Convo is for girls who want to know what it means to be loved by God and be a princess of God. The purpose of this convo is to expose girl's to God's unconditional love and presence in their lives.

Restrictions:
Girls only.

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Attitude of Gratitude

Tuesdays, 8am, On-Campus

2/4/14- 3/18/14

Leader: Connie Horton

Contact Info: 310-506-4210, connie.horton@pepperdine.edu

Are you grateful? Did you know being grateful can improve you spiritual, physical, and mental health? This Convo will look at Biblical teachings and examples as well as Positive Psychology research regarding gratitude. Specific strategies will be taught and practiced.

Restrictions:
None.

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True and Treasured

Wednesdays, 7:30pm, On-Campus 

2/5/14 - 3/19/14

Leader: Shannon Moran

Contact Info: 928-814-6698, shannon.moran@pepperdine.edu

True and Treasured is about discovering how we can live authentically as we follow Christ. We will base our discussions on NOOMA videos by Rob Bell. These videos cover a variety of topics designed to challenge us to invite God into all areas of our lives and realize that we are treasured by Him through it all. True and Treasured will be a safe environment for Club Convo members to encourage one another and learn together as beloved daughters of Christ. Through prayer, viewing NOOMA videos, discussion, and studying scripture together, we will strive to apply what we know about our identity in Christ to our every day challenges and experiences.

Restrictions:
True and Treasured is a small group designed for the first-year students of Hayes house. However, all undergraduate women are welcome to join.

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God in Transition

Wednesdays, 9am, On-Campus

2/5/14 - 3/26/14

Leader: Reginald Green

Contact Info: 310-506-6186, reginald.green@pepperdine.edu

This is a time where you can find out how much God really loves you. Change can be difficult but you can make it and at this convo you will know why.

Restrictions:
New transfer students only.

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How Defensible is Christianity?

Wednesdays, 2pm, On-Campus

2/5/14 - 4/2/14

Leader: Mason Marshall

Contact Info: 310-506-4071, mason.marshall@pepperdine.edu

We will discuss how defensible theism and, more specifically,Christianity are.

Restrictions:
Males only.

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Life Lessons from the Gospel of John

Wednesdays, 6pm, On-Campus

2/5/14 - 3/19/14

Leader: Tami Williamson

Contact Info: 310-506-4567, tami.williamson@pepperdine.edu

This study from the book of John will walk you through the life of Jesus, how he touched lives, and what His ministry was all about. We will make application to our lives today and how we deal with every day issues. Classes will focus on: 1) change, 2) identity, 3) judging, 4) friendship, 5) servant leadership, and 6) betrayal. Discussion will be a part of this class.Morgan Rockman will be facilitating the group.

Restrictions:
None.

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Produced by Faith

Mondays, 7pm, On-Campus 

2/10/14 - 4/7/14

Leader: Tibein Tedemet

Contact Info: 702-461-5912, tibein.tedemet@pepperdine.edu

In Produced by Faith, Your Life is The Movie. It's all about looking at life in context of it being a story, with setbacks and victories, high points and low points, conflicts and resolutions, just like any good movie. Produced by Faith uses the process of making a movie to encourage you to fight for your dreams and to never give up on your faith.

Restrictions:
Restricted to those interested in a career in media. This includes those who are studying film/media production at Pepperdine, and those who are exploring the possibility of a career in the industry after graduation.

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Living a Life with Reckless Faith

Group 1 - Tuesdays, 8pm, On-Campus

Group 2 - Tuesdays, 9pm, On-Campus

2/11/14 - 4/8/14

Leader: Tiffany Kosturos

Contact Info: 760- 567-7932, tiffany.kosturos@pepperdine.edu

Description:
DeBell is hosting a Club Convo on the novel "Reckless Faith" by Beth Guckenberger, a collection of short stories and testimonies of trusting God blindly. We will explore and challenge each other to practice this spiritual trust into our own lives. Together we will gain a greater understanding that with God, the impossible becomes possible.

Restrictions:
No restrictions, anyone can join!

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 A Sharper Image

Thursdays, 4pm, On-Campus

2/12/14 - 3/26/14

Leader: Shelle Welty

Contact Info: 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.

Restrictions:
Women only, minimum of 4 members.

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SOS Homeless Shelter Outreach

Thursdays, 5:45pm, Off-Campus

2/13/14 - 3/27/14

Leader: Erin McConlogue

Contact Info: 858-382-0597, erin.mcconlogue@pepperdine.edu

The purpose of this Club Convo is to get a better understanding of the homeless community through visits to the SOS (standing on stone) homeless outreach opportunity. Weekly, they provide a meal and take time to worship, fellowship and spend time in the word together. Instead of serving the community and leaving, SOS provides the opportunity to eat with each other. The point is to foster relationships, learn more about each other and worship our King. Come learn through service and we'll meet before hand and share stories, pray and discuss what it means to serve!

Restrictions:
Everyone is welcome!

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What Is Love?: Emotions, Communication, and Healthy Relationships

Tuesdays, 5pm, On-Campus

2/18/14 - 4/1/14

Leader: Jessica Foss and Megan Patterson

Contact Info: 520-440-3955, jessica.a.foss@gmail.com

This Club Convo will explore societal, cultural, psychological, and biblical perspectives on love and relationships. You will learn practical skills to improve your relationships with peers, family members, God, and romantic partners by understanding the importance of emotions and communication in creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Restrictions:
Due to the room location we can only accommodate 10 students. 

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Does God Want a Relationship with Me?

Tuesdays, 2pm, On-Campus

2/18/-14 - 4/1/14

Leader: Kristy Hamilton

Contact Info: 310-506-4771, kristyhamilton@pepperdine.edu

Does God care about me personally? Does He care about what I think, what I do, my dreams, passions, hurts, my future? In this class we will discuss what God's word says about these things, and what it means to be in relationship with Christ, responding to some of the very hard questions. What are different views of God? Do I truly matter to Him? What is love? Who do I say that I am? Who does God say that I am? His calling on MY life?

Restrictions:
No restrictions other than a twelve person limit.

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Journeying Well: Knowing God, Knowing Yourself, Cultivating Community

Tuesday, 2pm, On-Campus

3/4/14 - 4/15/14

Leader: Rachael Bratlien

Contact Info: 310-506-7781, rachael.bratlien@pepperdine.edu

This six week study explores the different ways we encounter God, offers opportunities to learn about yourself (your temperament, how you've been shaped by your family and community, your spiritual gifts) why cultivating community is essential to journeying well through this life.

Restrictions:
6-8 participants max please.

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Set the World on Fire: Prayer in the Catholic Faith

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, On-Campus

3/5/14 - 4/9/14

Leaders: Valeria Pacheco and Mae Corbin

Contact Info: 626-626-5876, valeria.pacheco@pepperdine.edu and 915-244-3320, mae.corbin@pepperdine.edu

Catholic, but don't know how to get active? Join us as we watch Rev. Robert Barron's Catholicism Series and discuss what it means to pray in community with the Catholic tradition. We will discuss many of Catholicism's traditions and teach you realistic, fun, and worth-while ways of practicing your faith!

Restrictions:
While we will be looking at prayer through the Catholic-Christian perspective, our invitation is extended to students from any Christian background, although our main targets are declared Catholics.

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When Relationships Are Hard

Wednesdays, 12pm, On-Campus

3/5/14 - 4/9/14

Leader: Shannon Latson

Contact Info: 310-506-7647, slatson@pepperdine.edu

There is no perfect relationship because we are imperfect as human beings. Relationships with friends, family, romantic partners, or co-workers sometimes leave us feeling hurt and rejected. Conflict is a part of human relationships, yet we generally try to avoid it. We can change our view on conflict and learn better methods of dealing with it. Join us for this opportunity to learn about conflict styles, communication techniques, and to discuss how we can manage our reactions to conflict.

Restrictions:
None

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THIS CLUB CONVO IS FULL. 

Psychology and Faith

Thursdays, 2pm, On-Campus

3/6/14 - 4/10/14

Leader: Steve Rouse

Contact Info: 300-506-7959, steve.rouse@pepperdine.edu

As you have been learning about human nature from the results of empirical research, have you been thinking about this knowledge in the context of your faith? For me, there are times when I find amazing consistency between what I learn and what I believe, but there are times when I have to wrestle with what I perceive as conflicts between my science and my faith. Has this been your experience? What are the topics that make you struggle? Let's talk.

Restrictions:
Psychology majors only.

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Theater Bible Study

Tuesdays, 4pm, On-Campus

3/11/14 - 4/15/14

Leader: Chelsie Blackwell

Contact Info: 678-735-1036, chelsie.blackwell@pepperdine.edu

This bible study is for theatre majors who wish to study the bible and have time with God in an intimate setting.

Restrictions:

Preferably for Theatre Majors, but all are welcome.