LiVE for the sake of the world
  • Living into Vocational Engagement, LiVE, is a lay learning community designed to discern and deepen callings, personally and congregationally.
  • Theologically thoughtful, culturally responsive, and communally engaged.
  • Lay leaders being formed to live from the Spirit and to live for the world, and doing it as a synod - walking together.
  • Join us for hybrid course offerings: zoom and face to face.  
  • Check out this LiVE Project Video shared at Synod Assembly

Curious? Want to receive updates? Contact the LiVE Team

2021-2022 Offerings

Foundational Courses (year 1)

  • Bible Course: “Hearing the Spirit with God's People Past and Present” 8-week course - more here
  • Culture Course: “Interrogating Privilege” 8-week course - beginning in January 2022 - more here
  • Community Course: “Practicing Community” - 4 retreats - more here
  • Video about Bible Course
  • Video about Interrogating Privilege Course
the LiVE team

The team is led by lay and rostered leaders who have been rethinking approaches for theologically informed, contextually rooted congregational leadership. 

  • Misi French (Immanual, Seattle)
  • Rachel Olson (Bethlehem, Sedro-Wooley)
  • Cindy Shultz (Emmaus Table, Seattle)
  • Bethany Stolle (Central, Seattle)
  • Priscilla Paris-Austin (Pastor at Immanuel, Seattle)
  • David Hahn (Synod Staff)
LiVE cultural values
These name the culture we believe the Spirit is calling us to nurture in this project   
  • Gospel-Centered, Spirit-Led: Vocational identity begins in the leadership of the Spirit’s calling through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Any exploration, and deepening of call, personal or congregation, begins with this commitment. 
  • Companioning the Conversation: We recognize that LiVE participants are exploring their own experiences, context, and questions. Coaches and facilitators will accompany you as you listen for where God is calling you.
  • Communities of Practice through Collaborative Engagement: LiVE is a shared journey with other participants, in various contexts, and curiosities, who will explore their callings in a variety of action-reflection learning opportunities.
  • Creative Spaces/Creative Abrasion: LiVE involves opening up spaces of curiosity, hospitality and vulnerability through a willingness to test out and challenge ideas in a holding environment that welcomes courageous and critical conversations.