1/18/20 “A Common Call” conference

Please join us for

“A Common Call” Christian faculty conference 

Saturday January 18, 2020 – Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Enjoy times of interaction, networking, and fellowship with other faculty and graduate students (future faculty) from around the West Coast.

*A Common Call conference 1-18-20*


  • Dr. Charles Lee (Stanford University)
  • Dr. Susan Siaw (Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Renee Begay (Nations staff)
  • Dr. Buff Furman (San Jose State)

“I’m delighted to provide a strong endorsement for A Common Call. As a Christian biology professor at a public university, rarely am I around others who are like-minded in their prayerful desire to be salt and light on the university campus. A Common Call’s focus on practical ministry ideas is important, especially among a group that struggles with connecting heads and hearts.” Jeff Hardin, Ph.D.

The conference is open to faculty, spouses, and graduate students (future faculty). Overnight accommodations are also available at a special reduced rate. Sponsored by Faculty Commons, the faculty ministry of Cru.

Registration and more information: www.ACommonCall.org



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G-3’s = groups of three

A G-3 is a group of three or more faculty members meeting regularly three times a quarter for community, growth, and prayer. A G-3 is committed to:

• community: a chance to share with a few others about life – what’s going on, challenges and opportunities, both on and off campus. 

• growth: G-3’s are committed to spiritual growth, and to taking time to discuss a passage of Scripture or short article together.

• prayer: praying together about these things, and for other needs and concerns. 

G-3’s are open to faculty wherever they’re at in their spiritual journey: whether interested in exploring Christianity or growing in their faith … and how Jesus Christ impacts all of life.

G-3’s are relational, connecting you with other faculty members on campus, either in your department, your college – or with those in completely unrelated fields. It’s a safe place to work through your faith journey, build friendships, and explore the question: “why has God called me to a public university campus?”

The groups are are designed to work around faculty members schedules, and the smaller format makes it easier to find a time when a group can meet.  If you’d like to be in group, here’s a link to pass along your availability for Winter Quarter 2020 scheduling. We’re guessing six or seven G-3 groups will be meeting during Winter Quarter. 

Please contact us if you have questions. 


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11/19/19 New Faculty Welcome Lunch


We had a great time meeting each other this past Tuesday at our “New Faculty Welcome Lunch”.

If you weren’t able to make it, we’re planning on having similar informal connection times in the future. Please contact us, and we’ll be sure to include you in future updates. 


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New Faculty Welcome Lunch Tuesday 11/19/19

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Please join us for the Faculty Commons “New Faculty Welcome Lunch” Tuesday 11/19/19 12:10-1:00pm in Bldg 10, Room 100 for new professors and lecturers to meet and interact with faculty members from other parts of campus. No formal program, just a few words of welcome and a chance to enjoy lunch with other faculty. 

To help with planning, please rsvp to Chip Appel cappel@calpoly.edu or Jodi Christiansen jlchrist@calpoly.edu by Monday evening Nov 18th. Hope to see you there. 


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9/22/19 Welcome Back BBQ & Potluck

Please join us for our
Faculty Commons Welcome Back BBQ & Potluck
Sunday September 22, 2019
David and Liesl O’Brien’s
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If you’ve never been, this is an outstanding opportunity to connect with other Christian faculty members and spouses, hear what God is doing on campus, and enjoy each others’ company.
Similar to previous years, onsite childcare will be available so parents can enjoy some adult conversation. Several faculty have described this as one of their favorite events of the year.
Please reply to the email invitation, or just contact us here. We hope to see you there!
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6/14/19 12pm-1pm Get Together, Mustang Station


Hope you can join us for a final get together before we all take off for the summer.


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Save the date: 1/18/20 “A Common Call” Christian faculty conference

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Please save the date and plan on joining us for the “A Common Call” Christian faculty conference Saturday January 18, 2020. More details to follow.

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