A Conversation on Youth and Vocation
with Andrea Gurney
therapist, writer, and professor of psychology
January 10, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Global Leadership Center
Westmont College | Santa Barbara, CA
Registration has closed for this event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about attendance.
For many young people, adolescence is an intense period of identity formation. Much time and energy are spent learning about their own strengths and interests, exploring the world's possibilities, and integrating the many complex inputs—from family, school, culture, friends, and faith communities—that tell young people who they might be.
How can pastors, teachers, and parents best support adolescents as they discover God's place for them in this world? Which interventions help young people to see themselves more clearly, and which stifle formation by robbing them of the ability to experience, reflect, and understand for themselves?
Join us for a morning of conversation about walking with youth on their journey toward mature identity. Our featured speaker is therapist, writer, and professor Andrea Gurney. Author of the recent Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships, her work explores how we acquire and live into—or out of—the narratives that shape our lives. Dr. Gurney is a practicing individual, couples, and family therapist and a professor of psychology at Westmont College.
Join the conversation Friday, January 10, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at Westmont's Global Leadership Center. The event is free and includes lunch and a light breakfast. We just ask that you register by Monday, January 6.
A Conversation on Youth and Vocation is sponsored by Trailhead: Seeking God's Call, a new program from Westmont College, the Lilly Endowment, and Fuller Seminary. In a one-week summer residency and yearlong mentorship, Trailhead students join Westmont and Fuller faculty, ministry professionals, and business and nonprofit leaders to investigate where God might be calling them. We'd love to talk with you about Trailhead or the Conversation on Youth and Vocation—please feel free to contact us by email (email@example.com) or phone (805.565.6230).