In September, we kicked off a year-long experience of pondering and exploring the themes of work, vocation and calling as a congregation. In collaboration with a grant we received from Hope College's Center for Ministry Studies, we are excited to embark on this journey of study, listening, inquiry and action. Our journey will follow the church's liturgical calendar as we wonder together:
Advent (December through February): How does vulnerability enter into work and vocation? -Join us for a 6 week study exploring Marriage As Vocation by engaging with The Power of Vulnerabilityby Dr. Brené Brown. The study will be led by Sara Van Tongeren, a licensed therapist. Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm. Beginning on January 9, 2020 and ending on February 13, 2020. Childcare provided.
Lent (March through mid-April): How does conflict enter into work and vocation, and how do we move to reconciliation? - During this time we'll do a focused study and wondering about our nursery and children's ministry, considering our youngest ones and how we may build them up to liven into their vocation- even now- as human beings called to love God and the world.
Pentecost (mid April through July): How are we called to live into our work and vocation as disciples of Christ? - During this time there will be a one day workshop on Vocational Discipleship.