Lives Explored is a video narrative project that captures stories of Christians who listen for the voice of vocation in their everyday lives. Their struggles, joys, and questions show the diverse ways that God calls and the many ways we respond to God’s call.
Storytelling is an important part of vocational discernment. Our vision for Lives Explored is to offer everyday examples of how people think about God and faith in relation to their life and work.
We hope to deepen awareness and engagement around vocation as a foundational Christian teaching. We invite you to use the videos in churches, classrooms, or other settings to spark conversation around questions of calling.
Lives Explored videos are designed to be used as part of the Called to Life and Called to Work small group programs on vocation. If your parish or congregation is interested in learning more about our programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lives Explored is a project of the Collegeville Institute Seminars, an ecumenical and interdisciplinary research project in practical theology housed at the Collegeville Institute at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Ryan Corcoran of Modern Image Video is the videographer of Lives Explored. Learn more about Ryan as the videographer of Lives Explored here, and watch his own story of how he found his life’s work in video production.
Diane M. Millis, Ph. D., is the producer of Lives Explored. Diane is an educator, spiritual director, and author. Learn more about Diane’s work in our interview (Part 1 and Part 2) and read an excerpt from her latest book, Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy.