Live on Purpose

The 九色视频Meaningful Life Initiative

We believe every member of the 九色视频community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - is here for a reason. At 九色视频we are here to help you uncover the remarkable potential God has given us to follow our individual callings, with purpose. We intentionally help students with vocational exploration from a Christian perspective throughout the curricular and co-curricular programs of the university. We envision our graduates living meaningful lives that fulfill the will of God and contribute to the common good and work to provide opportunities for discerning your purpose while you are at UMHB.

Join Us For Called

February 19-23, 2024




February 20, 6:00 PM

Sophomore Student & Faculty Calling Dinner

McLane Great Hall (Invitation Only)

February 21, 10:00 & 11:00 AM

CHAPEL: Scott James, M.D.

Walton Chapel

February 21, 10:00 AM

McLane College of Business Dean鈥檚 Forum: The Pursuit of Purpose

Lord Conference Center, Parker Academic Center

February 21, 2:00 鈥 3:00 PM

Called Student Work Exhibition Reception

Baugh Center for the Visual Arts Lobby

February 22, 2:00 鈥 3:00 PM

鈥淐alling means to me鈥︹ Video prompts

OneButton Studio, Townsend Memorial Library

February 19-23, 8:00 AM 鈥 5:00 PM

Chalkboard Wall Purpose Prompts

Bawcom Student Union

February 19-23, 8:00 AM 鈥 5:00 PM

Called Student Art Exhibition

Baugh Center for the Visual Arts Gallery

February 19-23, 8:00 AM 鈥 5:00 PM

Student Teacher Call Statements Gallery Walk

Education Hallway, Parker Academic Center

Students walking through the Quad

Our Goals

  • To foster a campus culture of meaningful life exploration.
  • To train faculty and staff mentors to engage students in conversations exploring life purpose.
  • To provide on and off-campus opportunities for students to explore and experience potential life callings.
  • To shape the curriculum to help students consider the spiritual, moral and societal commitments that produce meaningful lives, fulfill the will of God, and contribute to the common good.

Questions for Exploration

  • Identity
    • Who am I? What are my gifts, passions, and abilities?
  • Significance
    • What is truly important? What do I believe to be true, good and beautiful?
  • Responsibility
    • Who needs me? How can I make a difference in this world?
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Fredrick Buechner

Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Fredrick Buechner

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