More and more we’re coming to realize the importance of helping college students develop their sense of personal mission, purpose, and identity: who they are, what they care about, what they aspire to do in the world. Understanding these things leads to more engaged and productive professionals, healthier relationships with family and friends, and deeper engagement in community and society. But that work doesn’t happen in a bubble. Rather, it happens most powerfully in and through community—through experiences and conversations with others that help students reflect to themselves and with one another. Ask Big Questions helps students have those conversations—reflecting on who they are, for whom and for what they are responsible, what they can contribute to the world, and what we can do together.
Colby College implemented an Ask Big Questions conversation series, which led to measurable gains in students’ sense of purpose and vocation.
The University of Toronto is one of Canada's leading universities, and one of the largest in North America, with over 84,000 students on three campuses.
Ask Big Questions worked with two large congregations to develop small, personal communities of members who meet regularly to build relationships, learn and study, and reflect on their lives together.
Sample Conversation Guide - For Whom Are We Responsible?
What does it mean to be responsible? Who is responsible for us?