Students meet with a staff/faculty member to explore and deepen their understanding of vocation. They also discover what it means to listen reflectively to what God is saying to them in and through their lives as they consider responding to God's call.
Each semester, students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to read and discuss books on calling and spirituality.
Students can participate in a Sacred Reading group. Reading and listening to the words of Scripture, participants deepen their attention to the words of Scripture, participants deepen their attention to the Word and the meaning it has in and for their lives.
Several times each semester a student, faculty and/or staff person share their stories of discernment, vocation, and God's call.
The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a nonprofit Christian ministry who goal is to decrease substandard housing in rural areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students and faculty travel to Jonesville, Virginia the week before second semester classes begin. Students spend time renovating houses, preparing meals and eating together, fellowshipping, and in times of reflection about the days work and about Christian service.
Students can choose to use the ASP experience as a service learning course by signing up for CVOC 105-50. Students enrolled in this course will reflect on their experiences through journaling, read Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area by Harry M. Caudill, and Appalachian Values by Loyal Jones, and write a short reflection paper on the experience. Students will receive 2 credit hours for a satisfactory grade.