Vocation for Life at Augsburg

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:

  • create mechanisms for vocational reflection at critical life stages
  • challenge alums to make meaningful choices at critical moments in their lives; and
  • keep the vocation conversation alive beyond the college years, so that alums will maintain a rich relationship with our institutions and each other.

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.”

  • Date:Apr 2012
Vocation for Life at Augsburg