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Theology of work, Vocation, Calling and the Purpose of Workd

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Theology of work, Vocation, Calling and the Purpose of Workd

  1. 1. Vocation, Calling and the Purpose of Work Andrew Sears President City Vision
  2. 2. Outline of Course  Weeks 1-2: The Startup of You & Life Plan  Weeks 3-4: Tools for Identity and Calling  Week 5-6: Worldview, Faith and Work  Week 7: Rough Draft of Final Project & Peer Feedback  Week 8: Submit Final Project
  3. 3. Final Project  Work on it each week 1. Literature & Video Reviews (5-8 pages) 2. Vocational Reflection & Life Plan (15-25 or 10- 15) ◦ Part 1. Personal Life Plan ◦ Part 2. Your Story ◦ Part 3. Identity & Unique Calling ◦ Part 4. Worldview and the Role of Work in your Grand Narrative 3. Self-Evaluation, Reflection and Contributions for Future Courses (2 pages)
  4. 4. - Frederick Buechner
  5. 5. Four Questions of Personal Vocation Calling What are you good at? Does the world need?What do you enjoy? Will the world pay? Internal Motivation (deep gladness) External Motivation (world’s deep hunger) Status Meaning Status without Meaning • Empty success • Corporate drone Meaning without Status • Financially unsustainable • Starving volunteer Internal • Underemployed • Starving artist External Motivation • Burnout • Joyless worker
  6. 6. Personal Vocation Christian Vocation: Love God, Love Others Human Vocation: Co-Creators Human, Christian & Personal Vocation
  7. 7. Dimensions of Christian Vocation From The Other Six Days. R. Paul Stevens
  8. 8. The Power of Metaphor What is the dominant metaphor for your career?
  9. 9. The Power of Metaphor What is the dominant metaphor for your career?
  10. 10. The Power of Metaphor What is the dominant metaphors for life?
  11. 11. The Power of Metaphor What is the dominant metaphor for life?
  12. 12. Part 4. Collective Worldview 1. I need a community of support with a healthy comprehensive worldview Part 2 & 3. Personal Story & Identity 1. I need values that bring success 2. I need transformation of worldview 3. I need acculturation 4. I need emotional and relational health Part 1. Personal Life Plan 1. I need more education 2. I need better people skills 3. I need access to opportunities I want an good job (paradigms)

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