About this Event
VOCĀRE: Discover Your Unique Contribution to God’s Healing Work in the World
Vocāre is the Latin word for “to call, name, or summon” and it’s where we get our English word vocation. Parker Palmer suggests that “Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening.” In other words, our callings are heard, not chosen.
We believe that God created each of us with a unique identity and a unique purpose in the world, and we want to help you get in touch with yours. Your corporate job, the business you are starting, the art you are making, the degree you are pursuing, or the family you are raising all matter deeply to God, and the work you are putting your hands to is sacred. Frederick Beuchner defines vocation as the place where “Your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Most of us just need our eyes opened to the divine opportunity before us to partner with God in bringing about his good kingdom in our everyday lives as we live as our truest selves.
Others of us may find ourselves at a crossroads - sensing a change in our future, and looking to God for guidance and courage to take a counter-intuitive step down a new path in our lives and careers.
Wherever you find yourself, you are invited to join us on a journey of discovering your unique contribution to God’s healing work in the world.
WHO // People hoping to devote a short season (12 weeks) in order to refine their sense of vocational calling.
WHAT // A vocational discovery process designed to help you create space to hear from God a clearer sense of how God is inviting you to participate in His healing work in the world. We will reflect on our personal stories, our unique identities and giftings, our social locations, and our sense of God’s leadership in our life. While we can’t promise that everyone will walk away with a crystal clear life plan, we will offer the best vocational discernment tools we know of for participants to feel empowered to either start or continue a vocational discernment process with God in community.
WHEN & WHERE //
Weekend Retreat, February 24-26 @ Lanier Islands (Link: https://www.lanierislands.com/)
Monthly Gatherings, March 22nd, April 19th, May 17th 6-9pm @ Grace Midtown’s Campus
Weekly Processing Huddles with Grace Midtown Pastors, February - April, days and times TBD based on group availability @ locations across the city
EARLY BIRD PRICE
Register and pay deposit before January 9th // $599 for individuals // $1,099 for couples
Register and pay deposit before February 13th // $699 for individuals // $1,250 for couples
- Apply Here before February 13
- Entry interviews will be scheduled after the application is completed.
Date And Time
Thu, February 23, 2023 10:00 PM EST
– Wed, April 19, 2023 5:00 AM EDT
579 Travis St NW, Atlanta, GA