Kingdom Work: Discovering our Vocational Calling

~Post by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” -Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC

Our mission statement calls us to partner together (school, church, and home) to help our students develop their unique gifts and abilities. We want our students to explore all kinds of vocations and find one that fits best with their God-given gifts. We hope students will find careers that use their gifts to in response to God’s love, allowing their work to be their worship.

As part of our high school curriculum we want students to explore possibilities for their future. Every other year we set aside a Career Day. This year it will take place on March 21, 2014. We encourage students to find someone to shadow in a field they are considering. Teachers and students brainstorm and network connections to help each other make the most of that day. Students are responsible to make contacts, prepare for the day, ask as many questions as they can, and reflect on their experience in an essay.

Teachers and students alike find this to be a valuable experience and look forward to it when the date arrives. We are all a part of this community, so we could use your help to make it successful. Many members of the greater SCS community have participated as mentors in the past, and we are deeply grateful. However, we could use even more of you! If you are willing to have a high school student shadow you on Friday, March 21, for at least four hours, please contact Kellie Holly, kholly@shorelinechristian.org. She will let students know what shadow possibilities are available by placing them in homeroom announcements. If a student is interested in your field and needs a mentor, he or she will contact you.

Thank you for considering how you can make this a rich opportunity for the students.

There are some necessary forms distributed to help the students explore and document their plans for Career Day, if you need a copy of those or would like to see more of what is required of a mentor/mentee, click here.