SPARK Groups

Are you interested in growing in your faith and meeting new people?  

Join a SPARK Group – a weekly, ecumenical small group opportunity where CSB/SJU students gather to pray, reflect on faith and life, and have fun! Using the prayer practice of Lectio Divina as a foundation, each SPARK group will explore topics relevant to their theme. followed by time for fellowship. All levels of familiarity with Lectio and small group sharing are welcome!

When & Where: Times and Location to be determined by each group.  

Who: Johnnies and Bennies desiring growth and companionship on their Christian journeys 

Why: To encounter God and one another in a committed small faith community and to be propelled out into our CSB/SJU and broader communities as faith-filled servant leaders. 

This semester's SPARK Groups:

Her Story: This group is for everyone interested in learning more about the women in the Bible while also reflecting on their faith and how it can connect to our lives today.

Genesis: For students with a love for nature, conservation, and outdoor recreation, this is a community for fostering an awareness of God in creation while growing together in prayer and stewardship 

Proud Group: For LGBTQ+ students to gather in a welcoming and affirming space to pray and reflect on our lives and what it means to be an LGBTQ+ person of faith

Estudio Biblico en Español: El estudio Biblico en español es para todos, no importa si perteneces en alguna religón. Lo importante es estudiar la santa escritura y poder practicar tu español.

Trails: For students who attended the Trails retreat and anyone interested in exploring questions of vocation and discernment. Who are you called to be, how do you use your gifts, what are you passionate about?

Visio Divina: This group will be praying and exploring scripture through the illuminations of the Saint John's Bible. 

Student Athletes: This group is for any student involved in a university sport seeking to reflect on how to balance faith with a busy life.

First Years: For any first-year students looking to build community and reflect on new beginnings. 

Ready to Join? Indicate your interest here!

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to learn more or have questions!