SFG Registration Information

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Check back soon to take a look at our Fall 2018 SFG Catalog for more information on what is being offered this semester!

SFG Registration Process

How do I register for an SFG?

Before you register for an SFG, we recommend reading through our SFG Catalog to find a group that best fits you! Once you have done this, you can register for the SFG simply by logging in to your student portal at student.jessup.edu. Click on “Registration,” and filter the courses offered by the department “SFG” to find a listing of this semester’s groups.  When you locate the group you want, you can click on the “Register Now” option under Registration, navigate to the group, and join with the click of a button.


SFG Group Credit

How do I earn Spiritual Life Credit for my SFG?

Student enrolled in an SFG earn credit by faithfully attending a minimum of 9 of the offered meetings over the semester. A “Credit” or “No Credit” grade will be given at the end of the semester solely based on group attendance. Students who receive semester credit will earn 2 Discipleship Credits towards their total Spiritual Life Credit requirement. Students are welcome to attend more than 1 SFG in a semester but can only receive credit for 1. Students may also receive credit for a qualifying Christian church small group that fulfills the SFG goals and requirements.


Can I earn Spiritual Life Credit for a non-Jessup small group?

Yes! Spiritual Life Credits can be attained during the semester or over the summer for eligible small groups at a local Christian church or Christian para-church ministry that aligns itself with the William Jessup University’s Doctrinal Statement, Community Covenant, and Campus Ministry partnership parameters. To ensure that the small group meets Jessup’s Spiritual Life Credit parameters, we recommend contacting campusministries@jessup.edu to verify. This helps eliminate any confusion about what is and is not eligible for credit before the experience is completed.

Like our Jessup SFGs, your small group participation credit is based upon your faithful attendance to the group.  You must attend the small group faithfully and intentionally during the course of the semester or summer in order to receive credit for your small group.

To receive credit for your small group you must submit a Spiritual Life Credit Form and include the topic of your group, the number of times you attended in the semester/summer, and answer some reflection questions. Your small group leader will also be contacted to verify your faithful participation to the group.

Spiritual Life Credit Forms are due at the end of each semester (or summer term) and may be turned in to the Student Life office no later than the Friday before finals week for eligibility.  Forms for summer discipleship/small groups must be submitted by the fall add/drop deadline (at the end of the first week of the semester).  A $25 late fee will be assessed for forms submitted after the deadline.


What are some parameters I should look for when selecting a non-Jessup small group?

Any SFG or external small groups eligible for credit will:

  1. Make the studying of the Bible and the building of relationship their main objectives in meeting together
  2. Align with WJU’s Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant as well as WJU’s heritage
  3. Be comprised of members 18 years or older (other college peers or adults)
    1. Small group leadership in high school, middle school, or elementary age contexts is considered Christian Service and is eligible for Christian Service Credit, not SFG/Small Group Credit