Facing Your Future

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Jessica Driesenga

Program Coordinator

Contact Us

616-957-7154 | 800-388-6034
3233 Burton Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

2012 Schedule

Jan 30: Nomination forms due
Feb 27: Applicants will be notified by letter of their acceptance decision
July 5: Arrive at Calvin Seminary
July 5 - July 13: Grand Rapids Segment
July 14 - 23: Excursion Segment
July 24 - 25: Closure in Grand Rapids
July 26: Depart for home
Activities subject to change

Facing Your Future

Facing Your Future is an imaginative exploration of ministry and life’s biggest issues with outstanding high school students and leading seminary professors. The program is designed to assist in the process of students seeking to discern their place within the church.

A Brief Overview

  • The program runs for 3 weeks from June 29 - July 20, 2011. The first 10 days are spent on the campus of Calvin Theological Seminary.
  • The second 10 days students and leaders will travel to one of three excursion sites where they will participate in ministry there. These sites have been uniquely developed for FYF in partnership with Youth Unlimited's ENCOUNTERS Program.
  • Students and Leaders will then return back to Grand Rapids for wrap-up and closure.
  • If you're interested, read more about the program.

The program will stretch and challenge students to reflect theologically on many different modern issues concerning world affairs, the church and the individual Christian. They will engage in group discussions concerning various readings from C.S. Lewis, Shane Claiborne, and Neal Plantinga, films, excursion experiences and worship. They will also experience a community that seeks to know God more and follow his will and be challenged to think about how God is calling them to serve Him as they transition into the next phase of your life and into the future.