Hope College

inVocation Fellows Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: THE FELLOWS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PAUSED FOR THE 2024-2025 PROGRAM YEAR, AS WE SEARCH FOR A NEW DIRECTOR. THE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2025-2026 PROGRAM YEAR WILL BE POSTED IN 2025.

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.

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: Encounter Church, 4620 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Oct. 7, 2023

“Called to Jesus and His Body”

Faculty: Rev. Dr. Tom Nelson

Location: Pillar Church, 57 E 10th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Nov. 11, 2023

“Calling and Vocational Discernment”

Faculty: Dr. Michaela O’Donnell

Location: Hudsonville Reformed, 3950 Highland Drive, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Dec. TBD, 2023

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

spring semester 2024

January 13, 2024
[POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER]

“Stewarding Our Money”

Faculty: Dr. Amy Sherman

Location: 14th Street Christian Reformed Church,  14 W 14th St, Holland, MI 49423

February 16 & 17, 2024

“Called to Steward our Gifts & Abilities” with Patrick Pierson

Faculty: Patrick Pierson

Location: Encounter Church, 4620 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

March 16, 2024

“Embracing the Spiritual Discipline of Diversity”

Faculty: Rev. Artie Lindsay

Location: Tabernacle Community Church,  2530 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

April 13, 2024

“Rule of Life Workshop”

Faculty: Jen Pollock Michel

Location: Fair Haven Church,  2900 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

may 3-5, 2024

Closing Retreat with Rev. Jim Mullins

Location: Geneva Retreat Center, 3995 Lakeshore Ave, Holland, MI 49424

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