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The Legacy of The Pepperdine Voyage: A Lilly Endowment Program on Vocation

Welcome to the website of the Pepperdine Voyage, a project made possible through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment. The Lilly Voyage grant brought a multitude of different projects to Pepperdine University from 2002 to 2009, however many of those programs now continue through the work of The Center for Faith and Learning and other campus departments. The goal of the Voyage program was to aid our students in a theological exploration of vocation. The information below provides a thumbnail sketch of this undertaking.

For more information on the project please view our Introduction or Letters from the Directors.


Bethany Rogers in Kenya - Pepperdine University

(1) To encourage students to ask the question of vocation: "What is God's call for my life, and how do I discern that call? How can I understand my career as ministry? And how can I use my natural gifts and talents to serve other human beings, especially the poor and dispossessed?"

(2) To encourage students to recognize possible calls to formal ministries in the context of the church.

The Five Programs

Curricular, Co-Curricular, Ministry, Faculty Development, and Professional Schools

If you have any questions regarding The Pepperdine Voyage, please contact stephanie.cupp@pepperdine.edu

Funding Source

The Lilly Endowment, Inc.