“Humankind, full of all creative possibilities, is God’s work. Humankind alone is called to assist God. Humankind is called to co-create. With nature’s help, humankind can set into creation all that is necessary and life-sustaining.”
GIVEN participants take what they have learned at the leadership forum and leave with an Action Plan in hand. That plan is meant to put their gifts in service of the Gospel within a particular community.
The Action Plan can be large- or small-scale, but all Action Plans are new initiatives that benefit others. Through their attendance at the Forum and participation in GIVEN’s year-long leadership training program, cohort members each learn how to activate the gifts that God has given them and offer the gift that only they can give. Click here to access a document with helpful tips about discerning and writing your Action Plan.
“Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” Mt. 10:8
Read below a few samples of GIVEN Action Plans. GIVEN commits to one year of support for an Action Plan after initial approval and acceptance into a Forum cohort. GIVEN aims to help shape the plan as faithful and innovative through the Forum experience and the Art of Accompaniment Mentoring Program.
SHANNON OCHOA '19