Hope College

inVocation Fellows Schedule

spring 2023 schedule

January 14, 2023

“Called to Steward Our Time”

Faculty: Jen P. Michel

Location: [Beth to supply info]

February 10-11, 2023

“Called to Steward our Gifts and Abilities”

Faculty: Dr. Bill Fullilove

Location: [Beth to supply info]

March 11, 2023

“Called to be Reconcilers in our Relationships”

Faculty: David Bailey

Location: [Beth to supply info]

April 8, 2023

“Called to Steward our Money”

Faculty: Dr. Amy Sherman

Location: [Beth to supply info]

Closing Retreat: May 5-7, 2023

“Called to Steward our Power”

Faculty: Andy Crouch

Location: Camp Geneva on Lake Michigan

“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

Fall 2023 schedule

Launch Retreat: August 25-27, 2023

“Finding our Place in God’s Big Story”

Faculty: Dr. Amy L. Sherman and Laura McDaniel

Location: Camp Geneva on Lake Michigan

September 16, 2023

“Developing Counter-Cultural Habits for Spiritual Formation”

Faculty: Dr. James K.A. Smith

Location: TBD

Oct. 7, 2023

“Called to Jesus and His Body”

Faculty: Rev. Dr. Tom Nelson

Location: TBD

Nov. 11, 2023

“Vocational Discernment”

Faculty: Dr. Michaela O’Donnell

Location: TBD

Dec. TBD, 2023

Fellows Christmas Party

Location: TBD

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

“After graduating from college and stepping into the unknown of adult life, I wasn’t prepared for the lack of a connected, intellectual community that I had grown so fond of during my time on campus. I longed for a space where I could share ideas with other people and think critically about important life themes. This void in my life was filled with the inVocation Fellows program… I can think of no better way to navigate the difficult transition from college to a career than with the community of the inVocation Fellows.”

-Hugh Thiel, 2022-23 Fellow