CALLING: THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL OF LIFE AND MINISTRY

PURPOSE.

MISSION.

VISION.

UPCOMING VOCA WORKSHOPS

VOCA Workshop for Professional Ministers: January 6 – February 13, 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 or 7:00 PM EST) will be our confidential group coaching session, conducted by Dr. John Studebaker. 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 Pastors to bring their spouse or another staff person 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 $480 donation for each participant in order to register. Scholarships are available, up to 50% of this donation amount (so your donation will be $240). However, to receive this scholarship, you will need to bring a partner to the workshop with you (soneone with whom we are not currently in contact). Your partner will also need to provide $240, or you can cover him/her.

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
Why Voca? (Latin: “voice” or “call”)

In ministry we often hear about “receiving a call” to a particular church or ministry. However, the concept of “divine calling” goes much deeper than this in Scripture and church history. A true calling from God is life-altering. God’s voice created the world (Genesis 1), ushered Abraham to leave his home and move to the promised land (Genesis 12), and launched the ministry of each of the prophets (e.g., Jeremiah 1:2, 1:11, 33:19). The voice of the Lord is still available to each of us, to shape 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 three 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 chapters 3-5 God provided additional detail in each of these areas – a blueprint – so that this previously fearful man could now carry out his ministry with bold leadership and with a specific plan for implementation.

The VOCA Workshop will help you develop a clear sense of calling, an actionable blueprint allowing you to live out your ministry with boldness and intentionality.

IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT DISCOVERING THE JOY OF KNOWING HOW GOD HAS CALLED YOU UNIQUELY, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR THE NEXT VOCA WORKSHOP.

VOCA: THE LIFEBRIDGE WORKSHOP DIGITAL COURSE

LET’S FACE IT – LIFE IS TOUGH. LIFE IN MINISTRY 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 LIFE OR VOCATIONAL SITUATION YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN.

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

  • Develop and retain “margin” and rest in ministry
  • Drastically reduce ministerial fatigue
  • Work through conflicts more effectively
  • Develop a ministry plan tailored to you, your family, and your current ministry situation.
  • Learn to do effective and consistent re-assessment of your plan.
  • Develop a balanced and sustainable pace of life.
  • If in in transition, you will know what you should do next.
  • Understand your ‘inner wiring’ and minister from that place.
  • Begin to experience a high quality of life, even in ministry.
  • Feel hopeful about your future.
  • Live out of your core values.
  • Have a clear vision for your future.

VOCA HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN ALL STAGES OF MINISTRY AND FACING A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES

THREE KEY ASPECTS OF CALLING:

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.

Session 1: Introduction and Purpose

Session 2: Writing and Activating your Purpose Statement

GET YOUR HIGH-CONVERTING SIGNATURE TALK

THE SIGNATURE TALK EXECUTION WORKSHOP WILL TURN AN IDEA OR EVEN A GOOD TALK THAT IS ALREADY CREATED INTO AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

This two-day experience is all about crafting YOUR Story. Pat will help you craft an amazing presentation, and then, he will coach you on how to deliver that presentation so you can crush it on every stage.

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

LifeBridge is our proprietary process that has helped thousands of people to find and fulfill their calling. Through VOCA you will:
CRAFTPat Quinn will help you create your world-class presentation. This talk will change lives and unlock the next level of interest and income for your message.
DELIVERPat will coach you through how to deliver your Signature Talk. You will command standing ovations and amazing results with Pat’s guidance. Pat won’t change your style or personality; he will give you specific small changes so YOU can be the best speaker you can be.
MAXIMIZEYou will know exactly how to leverage audience applause and interest into the most profitable response. This will raise the value of any event for your business.
If you’re ready to create an unforgettable presentation, your next step is saying “Yes!” to our Signature Talk Execution Workshop. It has the power to change your life and lives of so many others because you said “Yes!”

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 ministry.

Session 3: Introduction to Mission

Session 4: Writing and Activating your Mission Statement

GET YOUR HIGH-CONVERTING SIGNATURE TALK

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

LifeBridge is our proprietary process that has helped thousands of people to find and fulfill their calling. Through VOCA you will:
CRAFT.
DELIVER
MAXIMIZE.

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!

Session 5: Introduction to Vision

Session 6: Writing your Vision Statements, Goals, and Faith Steps; Re-assessment

A Step-by-Step Plan for Success:

    VOCA HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIAN IN ALL STAGES OF MINISTRY AND FACING A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES

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    WORKSHOP FEATURES INCLUDE —

    • This virtual workshop includes LIVE online training with Pat Quinn for each step of the process.
    • Weekly one-on-one phone consultation with specialized coaches throughout the process
    • Customized step-by-step instructions to create a unique scaling offer for your business

    PLUS: Get started and move FAST!
    Complete the virtual workshop in just three months!

    LIVE Training every step of the process
    One-on-one coaching each week to meet your individual needs
    A proven process to create a scaling offer that creates revenue & freedom for you!