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:
Ordinary Time (September through November): What is work? Who are we at work? What is vocation/calling? - November 22-23: Enneagram Retreat (Sign up below!) Join us for a Friday night/Saturday morning time together to explore the Enneagram, an effective and spiritual tool in thinking about how we are individually created and how each of us works, interacts with others, and the impact this has on our vocation and calling. Friday, November 22, 2019 from 7-9pm AND Saturday, November 23 from 9am-1:30pm. Childcare will be provided but please RSVP for the children as well, including their names and ages.
Advent (December through February): How does vulnerability enter into work and vocation? - January through mid-February: Marriage as Vocation- The Power of Vulnerability Study (by Brene Brown) for married couples.
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.