What is Vocation?

Nov 26, 2016 | Pamela Ebstyne King | Research Findings, Spiritual Formation, Video



In this interview, Pamela Ebstyne King, executive director of the Thrive Center, argues that vocation stems from three simultaneous processes: becoming like Christ, forming a unique sense of self, and establishing a healthy community.



Author’s Note

This interview was originally published on FULLER Studio.


About the Author

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Pamela Ebstyne King

Pamela Ebstyne King is the executive director of the Thrive Center and serves as the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary academic interests are applied research at the intersection of human thriving and spiritual development. Dr. King’s work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable all people to thrive.


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