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
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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Newsweek Magazine: “Persecution of Christians is approaching genocide levels”

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Shane Croucher Newsweek Magazine

“A new report says that the persecution of Christians across the world is fast becoming genocide and that the faith will soon disappear in some areas of the world, even in locations where its presence dates back to antiquity.

The crisis was made apparent recently by the Sri Lanka attacks on Easter, when Islamic extremists targeted three churches and three hotels in Colombo in a series of bombings. The attacks killed 253 people and injured hundreds more.

The British government commissioned Bishop of Truro Philip Mounstephen to lead a review of persecution of Christians and to recommend how the U.K. Foreign Office should respond to it. That review has now published an interim report detailing its findings so far.

“Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution, but also its increasing severity,” the report states. “In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.”

The entire article can be found here.

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