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Through the generous support of the Lilly Endowment, Inc., Hope College has provided a series of opportunities for faculty and students to explore the interrelationships among faith, career, calling, and life.

The various programs of the CrossRoads Project are designed to encourage the Hope College community to discern and learn how to live out their vocation through faithful practices in church, family, community, and workplace.

The CrossRoads Project continues to provide written materials, advice, and examples of best practices to faculty who are interested in developing new vocation-related programs for their students. Please contact the Project's Director, Dr. David Cunningham (, for further information. Most of the initiatives originally created by the CrossRoads Project are now under the direction of other campus offices, including First-Year Seminar, Senior Seminar, and various academic departments. Most of its ministry-related initiatives, including the Studies in Ministry Minor, have been consolidated into the Center for Ministry Studies, directed by Dr. Andrew McCoy (

Through an agreement with the Council of Independent Colleges, Hope College also provides support to the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. One of its initiatives, the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project, is directed by Dr. Cunningham. This program brings together senior scholars in a series of seminars, each of which will produce a book and other scholarly materials that respond to important vocational questions and become resources for colleges and universities. For more information, please e-mail or call 616-395-7320.