Career & Calling Week | With Jon Acuff
Join us for Career & Calling Week — featuring special guest Jon Acuff!
This week is designed to help you consider more deeply the ways in which God has made you — and what it is, exactly, that He has made you for.
We hope you’ll join us for this meaningful time of faithful exploration.
Speaker: Jon Acuff
He had eight jobs in eight years, constantly hoping the next one would be different. From writing advertising for The Home Depot to branding for companies like Bose and Staples, he’s no stranger to the cubicle. In 2010, Jon closed the gap between his day job and his dream job when he joined the Dave Ramsey team to become a full-time author. He has contributed to CNN.com, speaks nationally on a variety of subjects, and is the author of three books: Quitter; Gazelles, Baby Steps And 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt; and Stuff Christians Like. He lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife and two daughters.
MAIN SESSION SCHEDULE:
January 14-16, 2013
Monday & Wednesday 10:00am MPAC
Monday & Tuesday 7:00pm NEELY HALL
Monday, January 14 – MPAC
Title: Letting Go of Our Boring God, and Daring to Dream
How did the God who created the narwhale get such a
boring reputation? Why do we think serving God only has two paths:
minister or missionary? What if dreaming about our future meant
believing that the ultimate dream giver was passionate about what
you do in college and beyond? Find out as we let go of our boring
God and dare to dream.
Monday, January 14 – NEELY HALL
Title: Punching Fear in the Face
Fear only gets loud when you do things that matter. If
you want to rock vanilla right into the grave fear will give you a free
pass. But ordinary isn’t enough for you, so what do you do when fear
comes? You punch it in the face.
Tuesday, January 15 – NEELY HALL
Title: Escaping Average
Nobody aims for average. Nobody sets out for status
quo. Nobody wants common, but as you walk through what culture
calls “the best years of your life,” how do you make sure the year
after graduation is awesome too? You start by escaping average with
Wednesday, January 16 – MPAC
Title: Doing Work that Matters
Paychecks are fun. Business cards are a blast.
401ks are nice too, but how do you make sure that in the midst
of getting a job, you spend your life doing work that matters?
God created you for a lot more than a 9-5 in a cubicle. Find out why.
FDO SESSION SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, January 16 – UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES LOUNGE
Speaker: Blaine Larsen
Title: Finding Jesus in the Music
At the age of 15, Blaine Larsen moved to Nashville from Buckley, WA to sign a record deal with Giantslayer records. He has since gone on to make 3 studio albums and has had 7 top 40 singles as an artist on the Billboard and R&R charts. Along with his solo career, Blaine has also had success as a songwriter, co-writing a recent hit for George Strait. Although growing up not believing in God, Blaine became a follower of Jesus while pursuing his dream to become a Famous Musician. Blaine has a passion for discipleship and now works full time for a ministry called Search.
Come hear country music artist Blaine Larsen talk about his career in the music business, his current job with Search Ministries, and how coming to know God in a personal way has changed the trajectory of his life.