Humanity is demanding purpose. We're supplying it.










In 2015, sitting in small office spaces and coffee shops, the founders of Three to Abandon were working on a project for another Christian non-profit. Ideas were pitched, surveys evaluated, information dissected, but one strange detail stood out among it all; we found that some adults often came back to the U.S. feeling aimless and purposeless after serving in various ways around the world. At the time it made no sense at all. Why were some believers left feeling lost after they had come back from serving incredible communities in incredible places for an incredible calling? Because they just didn't understand how it was supposed to fit into the big picture of their lifeTheir service wasn't lost on the communities they reached, but the people serving needed direction too...

Am I really doing what I’m called to do? How do I even know what I’m called to do? How can I feel confident that the path I’m walking is the path God wants me on? ... I guess what I’m asking is, what’s my purpose?


More research showed the need to understand life purpose was a recurring theme not just limited to people pursuing the great commission or even just to Christians. The search for purpose, as you may guess, is astonishingly pervasive across the millennial generation, generations before and after it, across all races and ethnicities, for both men and women. And even if someone eventually discovers their purpose, will the three things that limit all humanity - doubt, insecurity, and fear - hold them back from actually pursuing it? Will they have the tools to abandon those three things (and more) in order to chase what God has for them?  Without real mentorship or community or truth, probably not. 

Every year hundreds of thousands of people search Google for answers surrounding their life purpose and how to actually pursue it.

[People] don’t know what they are striving for...
— Fast Company
Sense of purpose is a key factor in [this generation’s] satisfaction.
— Harvard Business Review
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Where psychology, coaching, mentoring and Christianity collide

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Pursuing purpose is a balance of abandoning self, and embracing self  (*Mark 8:35, Romans 12:4-8).  So that's exactly what we focus on, using an exclusive and highly researched Purpose Curriculum. It is biblically-based, developed using modern psychology and coaching techniques, and we're there to mentor and disciple the community through the entire process!

The process unfolds during a 5-day trip somewhere unique and private in the U.S., in what we call The Abandon Experience.

The Abandon Experience is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents only, ages 20-40, and people interested in the trip must first apply to be chosen. The application process for the trips isn't about exclusivity, but about really understanding each individual, in order to strategically group people together for the few trips we have each year! 


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Finding and supplying the purpose we all seek is really a spiritual journeyIt goes beyond a career. It looks past the world's definition of purpose. It involves Jesus. Imagine the impact of a generation who is confident in how they fit into the body of Christ. Imagine the impact of a generation where everyone was doing what they were truly made for. This is the dream we're committed to.

VISION:  a world where everyone is fearlessly pursuing their God-given purpose.

MISSION:  to mentor, coach and create experiences that help humanity abandon the things that limit them, understand how they're uniquely made, and unearth their life's purpose.

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“I am so much stronger than I was before this journey. I truly have a clearer picture [of my purpose] than I did before.”
— Brandi
I feel more equipped to overcome my doubts, and I feel secure in accepting the areas in which God wants to grow me!
— Jess
It really kickstarted a process of learning and understanding myself
— Edmond
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purpose community

We continue to grow our community, reinventing what it means to have authentic, close relationships with people who even live hundreds of miles away. The people who've done an Abandon Experience have truly found a new sense of family, and often say it's one of the most incredible parts of their journey to purpose. Visit our full community page to get a glimpse of our leaders, volunteers, participants, and check out some of the real moments our community has captured since we started in 2015.


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Abandon with us, discover your own purpose.






Three to Abandon is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

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