Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2021

Zoom Sessions: Fridays, 12:00pm-2:00pm PT

Have you ever wondered why God put you on this earth? Wouldn't that be a powerful bit of self-knowledge to have in your tool belt? Join us in this six-week virtual course as we study and reflect on these questions and more. You will discover how to read the stories of your past in order to determine where the Holy Spirit might be leading for the future. Learning will come from reading, doing learning exercises and live online classroom discussions. You'll finish this class with renewed enthusiasm for your future and your vocation!

Your Guide


Deborah Loyd

Deborah Koehn Loyd is a life/vocational coach, professor, speaker, and writer who lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Ken. She teaches at Warner Pacific University and Portland Seminary. Deborah wrote Your Vocational Credo (Intervarsity Press, 2015) which helps people to find their voice and their vocation. She is co-creator of Women’s Convergence, Women’s Theology Hub, Collaborate, Forge PDX, Above Ground Ministries and The Bridge Church. She currently facilitates For the Sake of Clean which she and her husband started to help outdoor folks with their laundry and other basic needs, does executive coaching, vocational and image workshops and loves to talk about Voice. Deborah holds a B.A. in Bible and Business, an MA in Exegetical Theology and a DMin in Transformational Leadership in the Global City. And is a certified Coach. In her spare time she loves to paint, read, and do Yoga. She has two daughters and a son, two beautiful granddaughters, and two kitties.

Course Resource

Your Vocational Credo, by Deborah Koehn Loyd

We will draw on this resource to help guide our conversations. Please purchase this text separately. Loyd, Deborah Koehn. Your Vocational Credo: Practical Steps to Discover Your Unique Purpose. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2015. 978-0-8308-4319-0
Your Vocational Credo Book

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • VocCredo Workshop Course Outline

  • 2

    Week #1

    • Video: Welcome to the Course from Deborah and Reading Assignment to do before first class

    • Week One Course Outline

    • Reading-due before first Zoom Session

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Oct. 15, 12:00-2:00pm PT

  • 3

    Week #2

    • Week Two course Outline

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Oct. 22, 12:00-2:00pm PT

  • 4

    Week #3

    • Week Three Course Outline

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Oct. 29, 12:00-2:00pm PT

  • 5

    Week #4

    • Week Four Course Outline

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Nov. 5, 12:00-2:00pm PT

  • 6

    Week #5

    • Week Five Course Outline

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Nov. 12, 12:00-2:00pm PT

  • 7

    Week #6

    • Week Six Course Outline

    • Zoom Session - Friday, Oct. 19, 12:00-2:00pm PT

    • End of Course Evaluation