Where Will the Future Take Us?
Redeemer has been preparing students for their careers and callings for 40 years. In a recent core course, adjunct lecturer Chris Bosch walked students through an exercise that provided an opportunity to look ahead and consider goals for their future. Here are some examples of the dream God is planting in Redeemer students.
5 min. read
September 29, 2022

I’d like to work with species at risk/environmental education. Working outdoors has always been really important to me, and I love any opportunity that allows me to connect people to the earth and helps to deepen their sense of place. Biodiversity is also so important as climate change becomes an increasing issue.

In five years, I would like to have collaborated with other researchers in understanding community resilience in Indigenous and Coptic communities, to decrease knowledge gaps and increase community wellbeing. I would like, if God wills, to publish relevant work regarding Coptic communities to raise awareness as well. I believe this destination is important for me because I believe community building is a huge factor towards healing. As a person who loves community (and worshipping in community), I want to bring my faith and my love for community into the work that I’ll be doing in the future.

In five years, I would like to have performed and published valuable research that contributes to knowledge about emerging zoonotic infectious diseases. I believe this destination is important because 75 per cent of diseases affecting humans are from animal origin, and there is a lack of knowledge about the nature of these diseases and limited surveillance networks in place to prevent future disease emergence. I believe I can, with the Lord’s guidance, achieve this opportunity by completing a PhD in epidemiology.

In five years, I would like to have completed my masters of divinity degree. I think this is important because the world needs more people to preach the gospel to a world that is longing for God.

In five years I would like to have meaningful work in which I can enjoy creation and share it with others. I believe this destination is important because of the interests and opportunities that God has given me, and the scriptural command to serve and protect his creation.

In five years I would like to have inspired hope in the people I work for to bring them freedom from systems of dependency like debt, generational codependency or a deficiency mindset. I believe this destination is important because it takes intentional community and willpower to leave systems of dependency. Hope from knowing and experiencing God can happen through community, which can be the first stepping stone into freedom from dependency.

In five years, I would like to have contributed to improving the spiritual and physical health, relationships and education among children and youth. I believe this destination is important because Jesus reached down to love children and commanded us to care for “the least of these.”

In five years, I would like to have created a network of people called to minister those who have been neglected by the church. I believe this is important because it is part of our participation in Mission Dei.

In five to 10 years, I would like to have worked with people who are less fortunate than I am, perhaps in a humanitarian effort, as a medical technician. However, while I want to help people’s bodies, helping them physically, I also want to help them intellectually and spiritually at the same time to come to know God while at the same time helping them in other ways.

In five years, I would like to be established in a community focused on sustainability, working in a capacity that is removing barriers between environmentalism and economics. This is important because it builds up both human and natural environments in a positive way while creating avenues to reduce environmental and food injustices.

In five years, I would like to have created a sports-specific organization in Africa that aids in the proliferation of sports. I believe this destination is important because the development of sports in Africa is important for the identification of talents and the overall growth of sports on the continent.

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