XPLOR is a 10-month residency for young adults who want to consider lives of care and service. It partners young adults with Disciples congregations and their communities.
Residents engage in the four cornerstones of the program:
Hands-on Service/Justice Work: Working with local non-profits to empower local mission efforts while gaining awareness of systems of injustice.
Simple Living in Community: Learning and practicing faithful, intentionally simple, and culturally competent communal living.
Spiritual Discernment on Vocation: Practicing spiritual disciplines as they strive to discern their purpose, call, and vocational direction.
Disciples Leadership Development: Living out their Disciples identity and unleashing leadership capacity.
In Tucson, First Christian shares our space with XPLOR residents. We are mindful of their presence in the area off of the fellowship hall and continue to respect their privacy. The congregational gifts to the church enable this ministry here. More importantly, the impact of the congregation’s gifts reaches not only the lives of the young adults, but also spreads into our community through the work they do in the non-profits.