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Our goal at Houghton College is to prepare our students to live vocationally fulfilled lives. That means that we believe God meant us for more than just a career. With so many individual strengths, gifts, and abilities we want our students to find purposeful channels to explore each of these individual traits through assessment and reflection. Once discovered, we begin to apply them to different areas of life; career, service, hobbies, family and relationships, etc.

College should not be about limiting ourselves to one field, one career, one choice. Exploration of how to use all our gifts and strengths in different areas of our lives for the glory of God is true vocational fulfillment.


Romans 12:6-8

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Proverbs 15:22

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.

Hebrews 12:2

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God

We believe the key components to discovering our vocation and fulfilled living are self-assessment, reflection, and Godly mentorship. We are confident in our ability as a college to provide abundant space and resources for all three components.

Our Vocational Development Model at Houghton College: Assess and Reflect, Explore and Experience, Engage and Transform, Repeat.

Letter From Kim Pool, Director

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