Spiritual and Education Resources for Vocational Exploration (SERVE) Program

Since 2002, SPU has sought to strengthen the vocational exploration, discernment and preparation of its students, faculty and staff through its  Spiritual and Education Resources for Vocational Exploration (SERVE) program. The SERVE program resides within the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development and partners with faculty, staff , students and other curricular and co-curricular departments to lead, partner and / or provide funds to seed and infuse the understanding of God’s call on our lives throughout our campus.  

Two major grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc. provided funding for vocational exploration from fall 2002 – spring 2009. Beginning in the fall of 2009 SPU has fully funded the SERVE Program with more recent generous funding from CIC NetVUE.



i-pKKV6kN-S Christian Vocation Resources

Resources for faculty, staff, and students for  Christian theological reflection associated with exploring and discerning vocation.

A Guide for Theological Reflection on Vocation at Seattle Pacific University PDF

Director’s Favorite Resources for Vocational Exploration





i-WnTgX6Z-S2016-2017 SERVE Grant Application

SERVE Grants are awarded each spring to support faculty and staff exploration of the theological aspects and implications of Christian vocation. More»






i-KGjkCwW-SSERVE Grant Awards and Reports

List of SERVE Grant Awards More»







i-cPkMCTb-SSERVE Vocational Speakers Grants

SERVE Vocational Speakers Grants bring guest speakers who reflect on the issue of vocation, understood from a Christian perspective, either in classes or at extra-curricular events. More»