In our spring Labs series we are pleased to be partnering with the De Pree Center at Fuller Seminary to welcome friends and colleagues on this journey of calling, work, and purpose with us.
· February 17: Calling and Work Join Dr. Michaela O’Donnell Executive Director of the De Pree Center to dive into why we often confuse our work and career with calling and the dysfunctional beliefs that keep us stuck. We will examine why passion is a poor criteria for a job search, how to uncover our calling, and why taking the next ‘doable risk’ is vital to our growth and flourishing.
· March 17: Calling and Context Dr. Patrick Reyes, author of The Purpose Gap, brings much needed perspective on the ‘gap’ “between those who can achieve their dreams and find lives of meaning and purpose, and those who must overcome great adversity just to imagine a better life.” Where we come from, our context, is deeply connected to our ability to uncover our purpose.
· April 21: Calling and Purpose With Dr. Nicholas Pearce we will discuss how discovering our ‘why’ and stewarding it well is core to our purpose path. We will also hear from Dr. Pearce on the role of courage in vocation. Dr. Pearce is the Professor of Management and Organization at Kellogg School of Management, the Founder of the Vocati Group, and author of The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life Work.
· May 19: Calling and Coherence Dr. Steven Garber, Senior Fellow for Vocation & the Common Good M.J. Murdock Trust, has been thinking, writing and teaching on the topic of vocation for most of 35 years. Dr. Garber will bring this series to a close as we integrate all that we have learned and address the questions: how are we ‘implicated’ by our calling & what does it mean to steward vocation well?