Lutheran Campuses Organize “Vocation for Life”
Tom Morgan, Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Augsburg College describes an alumni listening project rooted in the values of vocation and civic engagement.
“A little over a year ago,” Tom writes, “we entered into an informal partnership with several other Lutheran institutions-Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD) Capital University (Columbus, OH), Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), Luther College (Decorah, IA), and Wartburg College (Waverly, IA).” The group’s goal was “to intentionally serve the callings of our alumni…in all aspects of their lives, including their lives as citizens and members of their respective communities.”
This project, Vocation for Life, draws on rich Lutheran traditions to:
To date, Vocation for Life has hosted one experimental gathering of alumni. Three more are planned.
These events are learning experiences. Morgan reports that “we intend to use what we learn from these experiments to design regional gatherings that will be open to alumni from all twenty-six ELCA colleges.”