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“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”

Parker Palmer

For many young people, college is one of the most deeply formative periods in their lives. During the college years, young adults explore new ideas in their fields of study, test career options and make life-defining decisions about their values and journey. Many of these students want to make a difference in the world through public service and helping professions that are directly connected to their faith and values.

These formative years that shape the future of young leaders are opportunities for campus ministries to play a pivotal role in young adults‘ discernment. Campus ministries are important networks that provide guidance, inspiration, support and vocational discernment to young adults exploring their purpose and call.

FTE coordinates the Campus Ministry Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) initiative, which encourages campus ministries to play a prominent role in cultivating Christian leaders and connecting with young adults in their exploration of vocation. These opportunities also give campus ministries the space to strengthen their own capacities to help students discover their call and deepen their commitments to their Christian communities.