Every person has a unique call from God, a personal vocation that is the fulfillment of the dreams and the mission the Lord has for you. One way to discover and express this personal vocation is through what we at GIVEN call an “Action Plan.” While GIVEN Action Plans for Forum cohort participants are structured into projects with certain parameters, the Action Plan is more than just a service project. It should be an outpouring of the gift that you are, an activation of your unique personal gifts, and a gift of self that answers a need as only you can. 2016 Forum Co-Chair Sister Bethany Madonna, SV explained:
The Action Plan is your unique initiative to activate your God-given gifts in the Church and in the world. What do you consider your life’s mission? What moves you; sets you on fire; gives you life? Is there a particular population or group you feel drawn to serve? What are your gifts? The Action Plan will be different for each participant because it gives expression to the unique desires the Lord has placed on your heart. Think BIG, dream big, pray deeply, take note of your desires and capacities, and mold your vision of an Action Plan that will be a gift of yourself that keeps on giving! Your innovation is needed in the Church and in the world!
To help inspire you as you discover the gift only you can give, we organize our Forum programming and blogs, videos and saint stories in Specialties. Explore below to learn more about each specialty: