About Us

Vocation: One’s entire life lived in
response to God’s call

The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the idea that vocation is integral, not incidental, to the mission of God in the world. At the core of our being as humans, what we believe most deeply (faith), shapes how we live (vocation) which shapes our world (culture). We need a faith big enough to make sense for all of life, everywhere.

The Institute was founded in 2005 by Dr. Steven Garber, author of The Fabric of Faithfulness and Visions of Vocation, a teacher of many people in many places.  Over the past nine years, The Washington Institute has worked closely with numerous seminaries, colleges, universities, foundations, congregations, and ministries who are also invested in the pursuit of whole-life discipleship. In all of our writing, speaking, and programs, the Institute is committed to common grace for the common good, always exploring the coherence between faith, vocation, and culture.