CALLING: THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL OF LIFE AND VOCATION

PURPOSE.

MISSION.

VISION.

UPCOMING VOCA WORKSHOPS

VOCA Workshop (for All): September 9 – October 18, 2019

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How long is the workshop?

  • VOCA is a 6-week course. Each week requires 3-4 hours of participation.

How is VOCA structured?

  • Each week (at anytime) you'll watch a video targeting a specific aspect of Calling, and you'll work through accompanying worksheets. Fridays at Noon, 5 P.M., or 7 P.M. will be our confidential group coaching sessions, conducted by Dr. John Studebaker on ZOOM. We also ask participants to interact with their partner each week. Lastly, we hope you will read and contribute to our designated Facebook page for additional interaction and encouragement.

How many people participate in each workshop?

  • We allow up to 20 participants in each VOCA workshop. We encourage participants to bring their spouse or a friend into the workshop with them.

What is the cost, and what if cost is an issue?

  • Bridge Ministries, Inc. and the BMI Oasis operate on a donation-basis. We request $300 donation for each participants. However, you will need to register with a partner. For groups of 10 or more participants we will provide two additional registrations at no cost.

I have additional questions / need more information.

  • Please contact us during office hours (8am-5pm Eastern) at 269-277-7020 or 269-719-9634. Or email John and Julie Studebaker at info@bridge-ministries.org
The concept of “divine calling” is deeply grounded in Scripture and church history. A true calling from God is life-altering. It shapes our identity and our destiny.

God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
“I will be with you. . . When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:4, 12)

God’s call to Moses incorporated 3 aspects of “divine calling”: A HORIZONTAL CALL: PURPOSE (“I will be with you”), A VERTICAL CALL: MISSION (to bring “the people out of Egypt”) and A PRACTICAL CALL: VISION (“you will worship God on this mountain”). In Exodus 3-5 God provided additional detail in each of these areas – a blueprint – so that (this previously fearful) Moses could carry out his mission with bold leadership and with a specific plan for implementation.

The VOCA Workshop will help you develop a strong sense of calling, an actionable blueprint allowing you to live every day with boldness and intentionality.

VOCA: THE LIFEBRIDGE WORKSHOP DIGITAL COURSE

LET’S FACE IT – LIFE IS TOUGH. LIFE IN TODAY’S CULTURE IS EVEN TOUGHER. YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE HEARD GOD’S VOICE CLEARLY. THEN YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO ACT ACCORDINGLY. VOCA HELPS WITH BOTH OF THESE.

VOCA CAN HELP – NO MATTER WHAT VOCATIONAL OR LIFE SITUATION YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN.

LifeBridge is our proprietary process that has helped thousands of people to find and fulfill their calling. You will:

  • Develop and retain “Margin” and rest in all areas of life and vocation
  • Work through conflicts more effectively
  • Develop a plan tailored to you, your family, and your current situation
  • Learn to do effective and consistent re-assessment of your plan.
  • Develop a balanced and sustainable pace of life.
  • Know and make your life contribution on a daily basis.
  • Begin to enjoy you job and feel challenged by it.
  • Live with fewer have to’s than want to’s.
  • Feel you are making a difference.
  • If in in transition you will know what you should do next.
  • Understand your ‘inner wiring’ and work from that place.
  • Understand that there is far more to life than work.
  • Begin to experience a high quality of life.
  • Feel hopeful about your future.
  • Live out of your core values.
  • Have a clear vision for your future.
  • Begin to integrate your faith with your life activities on a daily basis

VOCA HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS IN ALL STAGES OF LIFE AND FACING A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES

LifeBridge is a method designed to help you:
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IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT DISCOVERING THE JOY OF KNOWING HOW GOD HAS CALLED YOU UNIQUELY, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR THE NEXT VOCA WORKSHOP.

PURPOSE

Refocus Your PURPOSE (your vertical call)

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MISSION

Activate Your MISSION (your horizontal call)

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VISION

Develop your VISION (your practical call)

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PURPOSE

Your PURPOSE allows you to re-orient each activity in life toward your “upward call” in Christ. You’ll write a Purpose Statement, which combines your identity in Christ with your origin and destiny, and then apply your Purpose Statement to your personal life, family life, and ministry life in order to re-establish energy, truth, and boundaries to each area.

MISSION

Your MISSION is distinct from, but energized by, your Purpose. You will write a personal Mission Statement based on your unique God-given design–your Heart Motivations, Spiritual Gifts, Talents, and Passions. VOCA coaching will enable you to make this statement clear and actionable, as you’ll use this statement to create a blueprint for living your calling in your personal life, family and Church/community involvement.

VISION

VISION allows you to “hear God’s voice” as you make plans for your future life and ministry. You’ll develop vision by “looking ahead” at the next 12 months and then developing a step-by-step plan for living out your vision on a quarterly, and daily, basis.

You will work with a partner (during and after the workshop) to activate your purpose and mission, to enlarge your vision, to develop a realistic plan, to re-assess your plan, and to encourage one another to continue in this life-giving journey!