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! “Vocational justice” to us means integrating justice into all parts of our life and vocation-- from our work, to how we spend our time and money, to how we engage in advocacy. We offer this program to equip and empower you to embody Jesus’ Shalom in your whole lives and vocations. We invite you to a summer community of learning, praxis, and growth.
Transitioning out of a challenging and tumultuous year, we know InterVarsity students and alumni like you have been navigating the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of COVID. As a community, we will come alongside you in walking with Jesus through it all by engaging in conversations and practicing what it means to pursue shalom and justice through your work this summer. As you’re solidifying your summer plans—maybe internships, jobs, classes, or visiting family—we invite you to consider participating in this summer discipleship program. Our time together will be a unique opportunity to explore questions like: 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. We will also interact with your questions around integrating environmental justice into how you spend money, make decisions as consumers, and engage with the Community of Creation around you.
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