Flip the Script: Discerning Your Prophetic Purpose is a partial weekend retreat for Christian young adults who want their lives, and their faith, to “make a difference” but aren’t sure how. Together, we’ll use practices of prophetic storytelling, inspired by community organizing, to explore questions of purpose and calling. Attendees will walk away with greater clarity about their own purpose and motivation, their gifts and sources of hope, and how their “story” fits into God’s story.
This retreat is for you if you're:
· A young adult, ages 18-30
· Inspired by the Christian faith (whether self-identified “Christian” or not)
· Passionate about justice and making a difference
· Thoughtful and open to learning
· Interested in being a leader
Tentative Schedule (over 1 1/2 days)
What is Vocational Discernment?
We first introduce you to different ways of thinking about vocational discernment, and then invite you into our prophetic approach by exploring how your passion connects to God's greater striving for justice in the world.
What is storytelling?
We take our first deep dive into story work, by finding and sharing specific moments where God has called each of us to step into our prophetic purpose--and we've responded. We'll help each other connect to our stories by practicing deep listening and mindful questioning.
We go deeper into story work, unearthing the myths about ourselves that have shaped our worldview, and rediscovering the sources of hope that have been strongest in our lives.
Flipping the Script
We put together the pieces of the previous day to create the new story for ourselves to help guide our discernment process. We identify the next steps God is inviting us to take to live into that story.
Closing & Departure