Center for Calling and Vocational Formation

Imagine. Discover. Create.

Nathan and DogMessage from the Director

Welcome to the Center for Calling and Vocational Formation! The CCVF was launched at McAfee in 2022 through a partnership with the Lilly Foundation to support a community of students, congregations, and ministries as they discern their callings and live out their vocations.  We carry out this vision in three ways:

  • Creating programming and educational opportunities on calling and vocational formation to incoming, current, and graduated McAfee students.
  • Expanding McAfee’s learning community to include alumni, local congregations, pastors, and lay ministers and offering resources and continuing education.
  • Providing access to seminary education for lay-persons in a way that allows them to remain rooted in their local ministry context, whether full-time or bi-vocationally.

I’m excited to see the ways that McAfee and Mercer students live out their callings in meaningful vocations, engaging their faith to “imagine, discover, and create God’s future.”


Nathan Cost
Director, Center for Calling and Vocational Formation
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CCVF Mentoring Fellowship Program

This program is partnership between churches, pastors, and students that combines seminary education with mentoring programs in order to serve their local congregations.  Funding and resources are fully available for CCVF Fellows who participate in the program!

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