An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church


Vocare is a form of the Latin word meaning “to call.” The Vocare weekend is a renewal weekend for young adults, ages nineteen to thirty. At this time they face many serious decisions which set the direction for much of their adult life. The focus of the weekend is “Let yourself hear Christ's call.” Its aim is to concentrate closely on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. The weekend includes talks and discussions. The talks include: “Identity,” “What Is A Christian?”, “Reconciliation,” “Response to Christ,” “Spiritual Journey,” “Community,” “Vocation,” “Empowerment,” and “Tomorrow.” Vocare came into existence in Sept. 1980 when a number of Happening graduates met in Dallas, Texas, to plan the first Vocare weekend. The name of the ministry and the format of the Vocare weekend was chosen at a meeting in Dallas in Dec. 1980. Vocare National was established in Feb. 1989. See Happening; see New Beginnings.

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