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The Building Blocks of Career Discernment Workshop


  • Nashville Institute for Faith and Work 818 18th Ave South, 10th Floor Nashville United States (map)
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How do we discern what work we are called to do right now? How do we hear God’s voice as we consider our next career move? With the empty promise of “finding a job you love and never working a day in your life,” how do we decide on our next step? We will dive into these questions at The Building Blocks of Career Discernment Workshop on December 3 and 4.

  • Evening date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. (appetizers will be provided)

  • Lunch date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (a light lunch will be provided)

  • Location: The NEW Nashville Institute for Faith and Work Office (818 18th Ave South, 10th Floor, Nashville TN, 37203)

  • Cost: $10

Special guest, Dr. Chip Roper, president of the VOCA Center in New York, will lead the workshop where you will learn how to connect your gifts, strengths, and interests with the opportunities available in the real world.

The VOCA Center empowers clients to discover and follow their work-life calling.  Chip is a certified executive coach through Columbia University, and he also is a consultant, speaker, and writer. You will leave understanding the four building blocks of calling while developing your next steps towards greater vocational clarity.


Dr. Chip Roper

Dr. Chip Roper is the President and Principal Consultant of The VOCA Center.  VOCA makes work better for individuals and teams by transforming secular jobs into sacred callings.   Dr. Roper provides coaching and advisory services to executives, professionals, company teams, and the pastors who serve them.  In addition to coaching, Chip produces The Calling Workshop, a quarterly event in Midtown Manhattan, the annual Executive Summit, and facilitates a monthly peer mentoring experience entitled The Executive Circle.   He writes the column Marketplace Faith for Patheos.com.

You can learn more about VOCA’s faith-based offerings at vocacenter.org and their professional services at vocacenter.com.

Certified in Executive Coaching by Columbia University, Chip tackles the vocational challenge from 30 years of experience as a small businessman, a pastor, a career coach, and a business consultant.  Dr. Roper’s executive clients can be found in firms such as J.P.Morgan, BayCrest Capital, Google, Target Health, Previnex, Hangang Assets, the Ugandan Permanent Mission to the U.N., CNBC, and the New York Property Insurance Underwriters Association.

Chip and his wife of 30 years, Audrey have three daughters, the youngest of which is a freshman in college.  They live along the East River in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City.