The inVocation Fellows typically meet from 9:00-Noon one Saturday per month, with informal fellowship time over continental breakfast at 8:30 and free catered box lunches at 12:00. We meet in local churches in Holland and Grand Rapids.
The program includes opening and closing retreats with weekend overnight stays at Camp Geneva.
The 2023-2024 Schedule is listed below. Click here to see the 2022-2023 Schedule.
“Finding our Place in God’s Big Story”
Faculty: Dr. Amy L. Sherman and Laura McDaniel
Location: Camp Geneva on Lake Michigan
“Developing Counter-Cultural Habits for Spiritual Formation”
Faculty: Dr. James K.A. Smith
Location: Encounter Church, 4620 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
“Called to Jesus and His Body”
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Tom Nelson
Location: Pillar Church, 57 E 10th Street, Holland, MI 49423
Faculty: Dr. Michaela O’Donnell
Location: Hudsonville Reformed, 3950 Highland Drive, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Fellows Evening Christmas Party
Location: Merchant Hall, 438 Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423
“The inVocation Fellows program has been a complete answer to prayer in this post-graduation season. I have gained some incredible friends, made wonderful memories, and learned valuable lessons like finding the balance between work and rest and using my natural gifts and passions to further the Kingdom of God. I am so grateful for the leaders, speakers, and mentors who truly care about the well-being of young adults and are willing to share their wisdom with the next generation. I truly believe that programs like this have the power to change lives and ease the transition into adult life!”
–Jordan Young, 2022-23 Fellow
Note: Dates confirmed; speakers to be announced Summer 2023. Topics will include stewarding time, talents, and relationships… and more!
Closing Retreat at Camp Geneva
My understanding of Christian calling and discipleship has been inspired by the speakers, books, and group discussions provided through the inVocation fellowship. The speakers and authors we met and learned from were intentional, humble, and motivating. Each one demonstrated that vocational calling is not a constraint for the Christian man or woman, to be viewed with intimidation, or fear of making the wrong decision. Rather, it is a foundational posture of mind and heart, fixed on the kingdom of Jesus Christ. This program has equipped me with the tools to think seriously about how I will fulfill the Great Commission in my vocational spheres throughout my life. The other Fellows in the program have been a resolute community of believers, with whom this journey of self-reflection and discipleship can be lived.
-Josiah Peterson, 2022-23 Fellow