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Taylor Honors Conference Focuses on Vocation

By Meredith Sell Published: Sep 19, 2013

Vocation: A Call to Faithfulness is the theme of this year's Fall Honors Conference, scheduled Saturday, September 28, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote speakers are Steven Garber and Rachel Held Evans. Garber is the founder and principal of the Washington Institute and author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior. Evans is a blogger and author whom Christianity Today named in October 2012, as one of “50 Women to Watch”.

Tom Nelson, author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, is a featured breakout speaker. Other breakout speakers include Gordon College Dean of the Chapel and Admissions Director Greg and Laura Carmer, Pastor J. Brent Bill, and Taylor alumnus, pastor and author J. R. Briggs

The conference is sponsored by the Taylor Honors Guild, which is partnering this year with Taylor’s Calling and Career Office.

“We're trying to reclaim that word of vocation,” said Scott Moeschberger, director of the Honors Guild. “It could be a career, but it's much bigger and much deeper than, 'What do I want to be when I grow up?' We're trying to raise questions that can be discussed and on people's minds as they think through who they are, what they want to become, and how their faith impacts all of this.”

Registration is open online at tuhonorsconference.com. The conference is free to prospective students and current Taylor University students, staff and faculty.