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Flourish

Guiding students to discover their purpose in life has never been easy.

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The average college student changes their major four times. Beyond that, there are more options for career fields than ever before. However, many job openings remain open because students didn’t prepare for marketable careers. Our world is full of problems requiring young people to link their life to God’s purpose for the world. So, what’s YOUR purpose? Everyone is talking about it. There are countless self-help books on the subject. You can even attend events focused on finding it. But in order for young adults to really discover their purpose, leaders must equip them to do this.

FLOURISH is a four-part experience that enables students to assess their passions and determine how to use their strengths, gifts, burdens, resources and personal style. Finally, it prepares them to live their life on purpose. Find out more about this faith-based program below.

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Flourish helps you actually DO it

During the FLOURISH experience, every student will:

  • Write their life purpose statement – even if it's just written in pencil for now
  • Articulate their core values
  • Create a practical action plan to bring their potential to reality

This faith-based resource is ideal for…

  • Students ages 16-24 years old.
  • Youth workers and volunteers
  • College and Career services staff

Program Overview

Growing Leaders strives to offer the best resources and curriculum for your young leader. The FLOURISH program has several key learning components to enhance your event.

The Event: "Finding Your Niche"

Kick off your Flourish program with an event giving students a big picture perspective on what it means to live a life of purpose. This event can be led by a Growing Leaders speaker at your location, or you can attend a webinar to learn how to host your own event.

The Instrument: My Passion Profile

My Passion Profile is an online assessment tool that helps students highlight the issues they are most passionate about, and determine specific ways to put them into practice.

THE DVD: Linking Your Life to God's Purpose for the World

This DVD series features six 10-minute video sessions teaching students how to uncover their strengths, gifts, passions, and opportunities– the essential elements that define their life mission.

The Workbook: Exploring Your Identity, Sharpening Your Focus

Designed for personal study and small group discussion, the eight chapters foster in-depth discovery of a student's identity and "calling" (the vocation they are wired to fulfill).

Events

Growing Leaders offers several options to kick-off your FLOURISH event. Choose a Growing Leaders speaker or attend a webinar to prepare to host it yourself.

Student Event: Finding your Niche

This 90-minute presentation shared by Tim Elmore, Steve Moore, or Michael Hirsch is a great way to launch into the Flourish program. Students leave equipped and ignited to begin the process of uncovering the life they were meant to live.

Webinar led by Growing Leaders team member:

If you prefer to lead the Flourish kick-off event yourself, join in with other leaders working with students for a 90-minute presentation and Q&A session on how to lead your students through the Flourish package.

 

FAQ

What is Flourish?

FLOURISH is a four-part experience that enables students to assess their passions and determine how to use their strengths, gifts, burdens, resources and personal style. Finally, it prepares them to live their life on purpose.

Who was Flourish created for?

This faith-based resource is ideal for…

  • Students ages 16-24 years old
  • Youth workers and volunteers
  • College and Career services staff

What is the purpose of FLOURISH?

To make students aware of the purposes of God for our lives in general, and the specific role God designed for them as individuals.

What is included?

FLOURISH is a four-part package:

  • An Event- Held on your campus, this event is a catalyst to ignite your discovery about who you are and the story your life was created to tell. Kick off your Flourish program with an event giving students a big picture perspective on what it means to live a life of purpose. This event can be led by a Growing Leaders speaker at your location, or you can attend a webinar to learn how to host your own event.
  • An Assessment – My Passion Profile is an online assessment tool that helps students highlight the issues they are most passionate about, and determine specific ways to put them into practice.
  • A DVD Set – This three-part video series, Linking Your Life to God’s Purpose for the World, walks students through the process of uncovering and writing a statement describing their God-given purpose. This DVD series features six 10-minute video sessions teaching students how to uncover their strengths, gifts, passions, and opportunities– the essential elements that define their life mission.
  • A Guide – Designed for personal study and small group discussion, the eight chapters foster in-depth discovery of a student’s identity and “calling” (the vocation they are wired to fulfill).

How much does Flourish cost?

A breakdown of the FLOURISH packages is listed below. To experience FLOURISH on your campus or in your organization, please contact Cody Braun at [email protected].

Flourish Curriculum – $299 – Includes:

  • 15- My Passion Profile (online assessments)
  • 15- Flourish Workbooks
  • 1- Flourish DVD

*Additional resources: Workbook / My Passion Profile Combo $12.99 ; DVD $50

What is the desired outcome?

During the FLOURISH experience, every student will:

  • Write their life purpose statement – even if it’s just written in pencil for now
  • Articulate their core values
  • Create a practical action plan to bring their potential to reality

How much time is needed?

There are several ways that FLOURISH can be done.

One is over the course of a semester (or school year if you were to use supplemental materials.)

We recommend that you kick off FLOURISH with an event. The next step would be for your students to take the My Passion Profile assessment. FLOURISH is an 8-week journey that is best suited for small group study. Example:

Week 1    FLOURISH kick-off event

Week 2    Students take My Passion Profile assessment

Week 3-8    FLOURISH small-group study covering DVD segments and workbook


FLOURISH can also be done during a weekend retreat. In this scenario, the kick off event would be Friday evening. Then you would schedule 6 sessions over the next two days.

Typically, students watch the DVD segment and then meet in their small groups to discuss. The workbook guides them through assignments that they do on their own.

What kind of environment works best?

There are three key criteria that should be used to create the right environment for FLOURISH:

  • It should be a safe place to talk and explore.
  • It should be a fun and warm learning environment.
  • It should be a motivating community to initiate and act.

How do I get started?

Contact Cody Braun at [email protected] for additional information or when you are ready to get started.