Vocati Institute

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 week-long residency. During the residency students are moved through integrated cycles of learning, activity, prayer, and personal reflection. After the week-long 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.

Vocati 2020-21

Important Dates:

  • March 1 - Vocati accepting applications
  • May 15 - All forms are due
  • June 1 - Notification of acceptance begins
  • July 26 – August 1 Vocati Residency, White River Youth Camp, Crosbyton, TX

    • Youth and Family Ministers interested in attending Vocati as a “Guest for a Day” should contact JoAnn Long at joann.long@lcu.edu for further information.
    • We are closely monitoring recommendations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is possible we may need to adapt the residency to a Virtual format or by adjusting the Vocati Residency dates.