Exploring how to live a life of shalom & justice in community
Sunday June 20th - Friday July 30th
We’re excited to introduce our first-ever summer vocational justice discipleship program! We’re calling this ‘vocational justice’ because the program is at the core, about integrating justice into all parts of our life and vocation (from our work, to how we spend our time & money, to how we engage in advocacy). We hope that this program can help equip & empower you to advance Jesus’ Kingdom in your whole lives & vocations, and would be thrilled if you’d join us for a summer of learning, community, and growth.
We know the last year has been challenging in so many ways. InterVarsity students all around the world—like you—have been trying to navigate the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of COVID while participating in spiritual community, growing in campus leadership and evangelism, and walking with Jesus through it all. We are seeing glimmers of hope—optimistic vaccine results and the promises of “normal life” soon to come—and summer is right around the corner. As you’re solidifying your summer plans—maybe internships, jobs, classes, or visiting family—we’d love you to consider participating in this summer discipleship program. We feel that the summer is a great chance to dive into broader faith, life, and vocation questions that you may not have a chance to explore during the school year. Questions around how work, career, and faith all tie together, how Monday through Saturday fit into ‘my faith life’, and how to discern a life path and vocation. Questions around integrating creation care and justice into how you spend money and make consumer decisions.
We'll explore big questions like.....
What is a vocation? Do I have a calling?
What does work and career have to do with faith? Can I find meaning in my work?
What about sabbath and rest? How can I establish healthy limits in my studies, work and play?
What does it look like to live a life of justice, purpose, and meaning?
How do I live out Jesus’ care for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed communities in my daily life?
How can I spend, save, and give my money like Jesus?
How can I care for creation and be a good steward of the earth?
5 Weeks: Sunday June 20th – Friday July 30th (break for July 4th)
Time commitment: approximately 2-3 hours per week (1 virtual Sunday night session, 1 weekly small group)
Location: Virtual w/ possible in-person small groups (based on proximity)
Listen and participate in a weekly virtual “live podcast” with diverse & engaging speakers
Meet up in a small group with fellow students (virtually or in-person) to share & process in community