Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose

The Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative aims:

  • to deepen and enrich the lives of Christians by equipping them to discern and live out their callings.
  • and to enhance the vitality of congregations by developing new ministry models for inspiring and supporting the Christian callings of their members.

Innovation for Vocation
Fuller Theological Seminary

The Hub on the Hill
American Baptist College

Soundings Project
Baylor University

Innovation Hub for Congregation Sustainability
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

Regent Exchange
Regent College

Life is Calling
Samford University

Communities of Calling Initiative
Collegeville Institute

C3 Initiative
Vibrant Faith

The Myrtle Collaboration
Louisville Seminary

Creative Callings
Boston University SOT

Baptized for Life
Virginia Theological Seminary

The inVocation Project
Hope College

Called to Lives of Meaning & Purpose
Whitworth University

The Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative, launched in 2018, is generously funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Initiative funds 13 innovation hubs from across North America, along with the Collegeville Institute, which serves as its coordinator. The coordination effort helps these hubs work with congregations in launching ministries that help Christians discover and claim how God is calling them to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative


In the third year of the Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative, we invite hub team members to learn and evaluate their work together through several opportunities. Hub team members can join a peer group, participate in a book discussion group on innovation, and attend a school on how to coach congregations; some participants will form a seminar on communal callings and two hubs will begin exploring resources for African American congregations. These opportunities are optional, and we invite you to participate in ways that best serve your project.

 

 

Module 5: Innovative Approaches to Vocation in Congregations

December

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