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Voice, Vocation, and Vector: A Retreat for Bethel Seminary Students and Alumni

Date Friday, November 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FeaturingDave Broza, Director of Career Development and Calling; Nick Matchefts, Director of Seminary Internships and Placement; and Jeff Sanders, Associate Dean of Formation and Professional Development
Location Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
Instructions for GuestsView a map and driving directions to Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, 1212 Holly Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55038.
RegistrationRegister today! Space is limited. Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative, Bethel Seminary's Internships and Placement Office, and Bethel University's Career Development and Calling Office

Event Description

Do you know that your vocation is more than just your job? It's how your expend energy and make choices about your life. Similarly, your voice is part of the essence of your personhood. It's how you understand yourself and others as you relate with the world around you. And vector sets your direction--it's where you want to go and how you're going to get there.

Have you ever stopped to consider your own voice, vocation, and vector? Pausing for personal reflection is an important part of your faith journey. Bethel Seminary students and alumni in the Twin Cities are invited to spend a day of discernment in a peaceful woodland setting.

Consider how God has personally wired you and examine the spiritual components of personal development and your sense of calling. Explore how your call plays out in your work and learn how to evaluate what matters most to you. Learn about practical resources and tools that can help bring clarity to your calling and lead you toward a vocation that utilizes your abilities.

All participants will receive a retreat workbook and a copy of Creating You & Co.: Learn to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career by best-selling author, speaker, and management consultant William Bridges.

Retreat Schedule

8 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Welcome and preparation exercise
9 a.m. | Knowing Your Voice: Individual and Communal
10:45 a.m. | Break
11 a.m. | Clarifying Your Vocation: Sense of Contribution and Call
12:45 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 p.m. | Discovering Your Vector: Opportunities and Resources
3:15 p.m. | Break
3:30 p.m. | Questions and prayer
4 p.m. | Retreat ends

The morning session begins at 8:30 a.m., but participants are invited to come early and enjoy breakfast or explore the Christos property. Are you outside the Twin Cities? We will host an abbreviated version of this retreat online in the early spring.

About Our Facilitators

Dave Broza is the Director of Career Development and Calling at Bethel University. He has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and career development. In his current role, he provides leadership for his department to educate students and alumni about career education, meaningful career selection, and the job search process. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Communications from Bethel University. He lives in White Bear Lake and is a husband, father, and grandfather. In his spare time he likes to golf, hike, and fish. Dave also plays in an oldies rock-and-roll band with four friends.

Nick Matchefts is the Director of Seminary Internship and Placement at Bethel Seminary's St. Paul campus. His experience include over 10 years in seminary education, 10 years in pastoral ministry, and 10 years in military service. In his current role, Nick directs internship and supervised ministry programs for students in professional degrees, assists students with vocational discernment, and facilitates connections on behalf of students with churches and prospective employers. Nick earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary, and four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) after his M.Div. He lives in Shoreview with his spouse Lori and their daughter Catelyn, and he loves to bike, hike, camp, and fish. Nick also writes poetry when the spirit moves him.

Jeff Sanders is the Associate Dean of Formation and Professional Development for Bethel University. He is also an ordained minister and a licensed marriage and family therapist for Community Life Resources in the Twin Cities. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Evangel University, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. Jeff lives in Shoreview with his wife Mary. He enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and playing sports.


Contact Work with Purpose Initiative Manager Tessa Pinkstaff at 651.638.6480 or tessa-pinkstaff@bethel.edu.


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