Week after week, in many different ways, your congregation calls people to faith. But within your faith community, young people and adults want to know that what they do with their lives matters. They want to know that their faith informs the choices they make and that, as people of faith, they can make a difference in the world.
The church and world need capable and compassionate leaders. But these leaders need congregations who will prepare them to hear, respond and serve God's call in their lives. To ensure the renewal of the Christian faith from generation to generation, every congregation needs to cultivate leadership gifts in the whole church and particularly among young people who are exploring and responding to God's call. While it is certainly God who calls us, vocation care is what we do to nurture the call of the next generation. The VocationCARE approach is an adaptable process that leaders of your faith community can use to prepare young people and adult members to explore together their vocational questions, gifts and graces in service to the church and the world, and to support young members in considering the call to pastoral ministry.
FTE's VocationCARE approach prepares facilitators and practitioners who work with congregations, church-related organizations and the wider community. Equipped with the premise, principles and practices of VocationCARE, adult leaders have the skills to help call young leaders, renew the church and change the world. If you would like to learn more:
- Click here to read about the VocationCARE approach and its premise, principles and practices
- Click here to watch people learning how to tell powerful VocationCARE stories
Currently, we are designing and piloting VocationCARE workshops and training events for practitioners of the approach, which will be rolled out regionally and supported initially in five U.S. cities in 2011.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Lori Adams, Vice President of Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-369-6045.