Discerner Information

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
-Proverbs 3:5

Discerning God’s call for your life can be a daunting journey, especially if you try to do it alone. Recognizing the need for vocational accompaniment, Values Outreach has created a system to pair discerners with mentors who will walk with them as they discover God’s call for their lives. Program requirements are meant to ensure the best possible experience for both you and your mentor, with the ultimate goal being your spiritual growth.


Program Requirements

  • Program applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old.

  • Applicants must be discerning a call to consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church.

  • Applicants must have frequent access to a computer and must be willing to engage in long-distance communication with their mentor.

  • Disceners must be Catholic.

  • Young adults interested in the program must complete an application and an interview (in-person or long-distance) with a Values Outreach team member.


Program Expectations

  • The majority of communication between a mentor and discerner will take place on the Catechetical Institute’s Learning Management System (LMS). Discerners will be expected to become familiar with this system.

  • Discerners should be prepared to set aside 1 hour each week for formation. Program participants must commit to completing the online formation tasks and must communicate with their mentor. Discerners consistently failing to complete tasks may be dismissed from the program.


Ready to apply? Fill out an Application

Questions? Email info@valuesoutreach.org. One of our team members would be happy to speak with you!