Take a Breath. Ask Big Questions.
Discern Next Steps.
The Road Ahead is a six-week group experience that helps you get unstuck and discern next steps on your road ahead. Rooted in research and developed over time, our process is designed to give you space to self-reflect, recharge, and explore new possibilities as you consider what and whom God is calling you to in your work.
Undergirding all that we do in these groups is the belief that in order to take meaningful steps in our careers, we can start by attending to the inner work God has for us in any given season. One of the very first things I say to the cohorts I lead is, “You are here to do the work you need to do. This process is meant to give you tools and the space to figure out what that work is and take steps in doing it.”
Reach out with any questions and I hope you’ll join us in a group soon.
Creator, Road Ahead
Senior Director, De Pree Center
What’s In It For You?
💬 Six Sessions of Reflection and Conversation
Each session is 2-hours in length, and happens once per week (over a six week period). All cohorts currently meet virtually (via Zoom). There isn’t a lot of assigned reading or lecturing in the Road Ahead, but we do encourage participants to do the “inner work” God has for them.
💡 Time and Space to Process
Each session is designed as a rest stop—space to intentionally slow down, quiet your mind and heart, and refuel for the next leg of the journey. Time to focus on what your soul needs as you listen for the voice of God in your work.
🛠 Discernment Tools
Each session includes guided exercises, reflection questions, Bible exploration, and experiment prompts meant to usher you to unpack all that’s going on in your world. Some of these take place in the group sessions, while others happen between sessions.
👥 Fellow Travelers
Companions are crucial to any journey. Our Road Ahead groups are intentionally small (5-8 people). Some of our groups are designed for people who share common experiences. For example, we offer groups for women on a mission, people in the third third of life, and creative ministry professionals. Other times, we curate groups of people across industries and backgrounds that can help offer new perspectives.
Road Ahead Might Be Good If:
- You’re feeling stuck
- You’re in vocational crisis
- You’re in transition
- You’re asking big “what’s next?” questions
- You have questions about what God is calling you to
- You could really use some space to reflect
- You want to unpack the road God’s had you on thus far
- You crave space to make sense of your faith and your work
Sandee Masuda Hunt
"The Road Ahead groups taught me how our pain can reveal our longings. I feel I was able to get unstuck by discerning what I long for and how my empathy related to my next steps."
"One common theme in our third third Road Ahead group was how to create more runway in our lives. Everyone in our cohort brought experiences of life and loss, and were willing to call a spade a spade. For me, I work in a corporate environment that will end one day. This program was relevant because it made sense how everything I've done in life can create more runway through empathy, imagination, and risk; to do other things as I get older."
“When I entered the Road Ahead program, I wanted to explore my new coaching practice. However, I discovered my longing and starting place was somewhere else. God was calling me to wholeness and authenticity which is connected to my creative practice. I wouldn’t have had this insight at this moment of my journey had I not gone through this program. This was a real eye-opener because I was able to connect back to my core, to the core of my calling.”
Learn more about the four unique Road Ahead cohorts we offer. Click each title below for a description plus additional information about each cohort type.
Click here to read about Mark Roberts' experience facilitating a Third Third cohort.
Cohort Schedule & Details
We do cohorts quarterly in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Prior to that time, there is an enrollment period where you register and then we place you into a cohort. Not every type of cohort happens every quarter so check the table below for details.
|Quarter||Approx. Cohort Dates||Open Enrollment*||Approx. Cohort Placement**||Cohort Availability in 2021|
|*Enrollment is first come first serve. If a cohort reaches capacity, you'll be placed on a waiting list for the following quarter.||**Cohort placement is approximately when De Pree staff will reach out to confirm your participation in a cohort.||Creative Professionals||Ministry Professionals||Third Third||Women Professionals|
|Winter||Late January - March||Starts December 1||Early January||✓||✓||✓|
|Spring||Late April - June||Starts March 1||Early April||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Summer||Late July - September||Starts June 1||Early July||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Fall||Late October - December||Starts September 1||Early October||✓||✓||✓|
Pricing & Scholarship Information
|Road Ahead Experience Includes:||Basic||Premium|
|Six group sessions, each two hours in length||✓||✓|
|A welcome package that includes a workbook and tools for our cohort||✓||✓|
|Optional Enneagram test to supplement your self-reflection||✓||✓|
|3 individual Coaching Sessions that help you activate all that comes up in the group experience||✓|
|Price Per Participant||$500||$800|
Thanks to a generous donor, partial scholarships are available. Please indicate that you need a scholarship on your registration or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Guides
We’ve curated a network of diverse, contextual, and theological guides to facilitate our Road Ahead cohorts. Click below on their biographies to learn more!
Ready to Register?
In order to provide the most seamless registration experience possible, our Road Ahead program utilizes a two-step process of onboarding participants and forming cohorts.
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