Explore your relationship with God further

Author: Mr robert culyer

Published on: 24 March 2017

There’s one way to make a difference in your church that doesn’t cost a penny: get people thinking about vocation.

Vocation isn’t just about people becoming vicars or Reader. It’s about living the whole of life as a joyful response to God, who knows us, loves us, and has a purpose for each one.

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker, church warden, Messy Church kitchen team, bereavement visitor – as St Paul says, ‘whatever you do, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus’ (Colossians 3.17).

There’s no age limit on vocation. Samuel was a child when God called him, Mary a teenager, Simeon and Anna in the last years of life. There are some great opportunities coming up to get thinking about vocation:

  • LifeCalling: Exploring Vocation and Ministry (Saturday 4 March or 10 June) – a day for anyone wanting to hear and act on God’s call
  • Vocation Sunday (7 May) – it’s about getting vocation in the conversation!
  • East Anglia Ministries Fair (13 May, Norwich Cathedral) – a wonderful marketplace of ideas to help people find ways to serve God in ways which make them feel truly alive.

Details and resources for your church can be found at www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/vocation/


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Mr robert culyer

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