Lubbock Christian University is proud to announce the establishment of the Vocati Institute: a Missional Youth Theology Institute made possible by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Vocati Institute will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experienced Christian leaders with high-school aged men and women to inform, prepare, and encourage them for lifetimes of theological exploration, spiritual discernment, and faithful engagement in their churches and communities.
The Vocati Institute is a year-long program distributed into two components. The first component will occur towards the end of the summer when students attend a weeklong residency at LCU’s own beautiful, Pine Springs Retreat Center. During the residency students are moved through integrated cycles of learning, activity, prayer, and personal reflection. After the weeklong residency, the Vocati in Action component of the program begins. Vocati in Action will enable students to build upon their intensive experience with ongoing support, guidance, and connections with the Institute and the students’ congregational nominating sponsor.