Center for Vocational Reflection
The Augustana College Center for Vocational Reflection helps students recognize who they are called to be. Vocation/calling is realized when one's skills, gifts, and talents combine with one's passions to meet the needs of the community. The Center works to create times, spaces, and resources for the Augustana community to discern and pursue their calling.
In order to fulfill this mission, the CVR will engage in the following:
Ø Students - Through individual meetings, internship and service volunteer opportunities, academic offerings, and other opportunities, the CVR helps students
o Discern and articulate their skills, gifts, talents, and passions;
o Recognize how those qualities connect with personal, academic (e.g., academic major), and professional goals and planning for the future;
o Explore putting one’s calling into action through volunteering, internship opportunities, and other activities in the surrounding community and world.
Ø Faculty – The CVR has a history of providing intellectual and financial support for faculty to develop curriculum concerning vocational questions. This partnership continues through ongoing conversations, academic collaboration, and consultations on integrating vocational reflection into a variety of courses on campus.
Ø Community and Congregations – The CVR works with local and regional congregations to partner with their ongoing ministry and discernment. The CVR offers four programs to ELCA congregations and others free of charge:
o Discovering your congregation’s vocation
o Sunday morning worship and education leadership
o Programs for older adult groups
o Entertainment for special events
Imagine your calling
Imagine a life of self awareness and purpose: knowing who you are; knowing your gifts and passions; knowing the unique contributions with which you can serve the world; discovering the opportunities you long to pursue; knowing the life you were called to live, want to live, and can bless others by living; and living that life with joy today while you continue to move toward tomorrow. This is not a distant dream to imagine, but your calling to embrace.
The Center's work is supported especially by the CVR team. Click here to meet them.
The Center for Vocational Reflection
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296