What’s new with the CCV?
- Applications and recommendations are being accepted for Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholars Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, and Sabo Scholars.
- We are pleased to announce the 2018-19 Christensen and Batalden Interfaith Fellows.
- Read thoughtful essays on the theme Light in the World: Becoming a Public Christian Leader by high school youth participants of the 2018 Augsburg Youth Theology Institute.
- Riverside Innovation Hub is studying and collaborating with local congregations engaging creatively with young adults. Find out more about the project
Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World
The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University discern their life purpose in service to the world.
The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg University from 1938-1962:
- Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
- Diversity strengthens vital communities.
- Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
- The love of Christ draws us to God.
- We are called to service in the world.
Learn about Vocation at Augsburg University in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Fellow.