What's Next? Christian Discernment Practices for Young Adults

Explore God's call in your life through Christian vocational discernment. Over five weeks, you'll join other like-minded spiritually curious young adults to explore your story and pressing questions while practicing gratitude, curiosity, listening, story-sharing, and prayer. Each week, you will:

Learn about Christian calling through a brief video

Engage journal prompts to explore your story

Practice a new form of prayer on your own throughout the week

Share questions and insights in online discussion threads with your small group

Join a live facilitated small group on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 7:00 pm Eastern

Discover what God is calling you toward in this pivotal season of your life.

Scholarships are available for upcoming sessions in Fall 2024 and Winter 2025. Apply here.


Please note: This program is designed for young adults in their twenties.

Synchronous weekly facilitated small groups offered on Tuesdays at 2 pm or 7 pm ET.

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October 21 - November 22, 2024

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January 13 - February 14, 2025

Benefits of Engaging in Christian Discernment

  •   Gain Clarity on Life Decisions: Engage in faithful discernment to navigate significant life choices with clarity and purpose.
  •   Deepen Self-Understanding: Explore your story through guided Christian reflection.
  •   Strengthen Connection with God: Deepen your relationship with God, who calls and guides you in your life's journey.
  •   Build Community: Find encouragement and build lasting relationships with others on similar spiritual paths.
  •   Develop Discernment Skills: Learn and cultivate essential skills and practices for ongoing spiritual discernment.
  •   Enhance Understanding of Christian Vocation: Achieve a deeper comprehension of your Christian calling and vocation through structured discernment activities.

How It Works

  When: Oct 21 - Nov 22, 2024
Jan 13 - Feb 14, 2025

  Duration: 5 Weeks
5 Weeks

  Time: 3-5 Hours Per Week
3-5 Hours Per Week

  Price: $249

Who Should Join

Young adults in their twenties: Especially those at a crossroads in their careers or personal lives looking for direction.

Curious Christians: Individuals seeking to deepen their connection with God and understand their calling through spiritual practices.

Community-oriented individuals: Those who value building deep relationships and learning in a group setting.

Emerging leaders: Young adults ready to enhance their leadership skills through spiritual and personal growth.

Educators and mentors: Professionals in spiritual or educational roles wanting to enrich their ability to guide others in discernment.


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Shari Oosting

Shari Oosting directs the Polaris Young Adult Leadership Network at Princeton Theological Seminary, leading the team and developing research and program offerings. The Polaris Leadership Network exists to cultivate relationships among young adults who are Christian leaders, amplifying their leadership through relationships and resources. A lifelong Christian, Shari's call was clarified in her early 20s when she was invited to lead in campus ministry.

She is insatiably curious about God’s unfolding story and loves hearing how people join God’s work in diverse and imaginative ways. She has experience discerning vocational next steps with seminary students and ministry professionals, leading teams, preaching, teaching, and designing educational programs and resources.

She holds a BA from Grand Valley State University and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. As the host of Princeton Seminary’s podcast The Distillery, Shari delights in exploring book and research projects. An intuitive networker, she helps people connect so that they can learn together, form friendships, and generate new ideas. She resides in Holland, Michigan, with her spouse Jason, and their four children Asher, Ezra, Elia, and Ada. They worship together at Second Reformed Church in Zeeland, Michigan.


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Brooke Foster

Brooke Foster, Polaris Program Coordinator, supports catalytic young adult leaders by creating and kindling opportunities for connection and learning. She is enthusiastic about cultivating welcoming, safe, and encouraging spaces of community for folks of all ages and is eager to begin serving alongside and connecting with the many young adults already at work in their neighborhoods.

Brooke holds a BA from Lipscomb University and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary with certificates in Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation, and Women, Theology, and Gender. In her free time, you can find her curled up on her porch with a good book, a hot cup of coffee, and her corgi, Friday.


Please note: This program is designed for young adults in their twenties.

Synchronous weekly facilitated small groups offered on Tuesdays at 2 pm or 7 pm ET.

Enroll Now

October 21 - November 22, 2024

Enroll Now

January 13 - February 14, 2025