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Vocations - Are you being called?

Vocation means what you are called by God to be and do. For some, this is a specific calling to ministry. For others, it could mean serving God through faithful discipleship in everyday life. Every Christian is called to serve according to their given gifts and context. Everyone has a vocation, even though sometimes what God is calling you to might be quite surprising.


God calls everyone

Vocation emerges, and continues to emerge, throughout life. Coaxed out by prayer and conversation, shaped by God and confirmed by the Church community. We want to help you identify and nurture that vocation. It’s a journey which never really ends.

You can find lots of helpful information online from the Church of England about Vocations. Speaking to your local chaplain is a good idea, particularly if you attend church regularly. They may have noticed something about you which can help you explore and understand your vocation more deeply. Talking to friends, family and colleagues can often be a revealing experience as well. Although you may struggle to discern a calling on your life, others close to you may have seen something special and can help you see it too.

If you are aged 18-30 and thinking about exploring what ministry means in the Church of England, take a look at the Ministry Experience Scheme here.

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."

1 Corinthians 12:4-6


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