The calling of the people of God
In the Diocese of Leicester we are developing a culture of discipleship, expressed as Everyday Faith, which encourages all Christians into a deeper relationship with God that will enable the flourishing of individuals, churches and communities.
Faith is not simply a gift to receive but a life-long journey guided by God and in the company of fellow pilgrims. Fuel for the journey includes adopting habits of prayer, feeding on God’s word and sharing fellowship and worship with others on the journey.
The vocation to live out our faith in the whole of life is the calling of all Christians: rooted in our baptism and the commandment to love God and love our neighbour. It is also about hearing and responding to an invitation to be part of God’s mission in the world. Each Christian fulfils a range of ministries as faith is lived out in all spheres of life.
You can read our Growing Vocations Policy here.
The video below explains this in more detail:
How do I know my calling?
As we grow in faith we should be attentive to how God might be calling us. So how could you explore this further? Well it might help to consider the following:
b. What capacity do you have given your current circumstances?
c. What is your common sense saying?
b. What do you care about?
c. What do you enjoy?
b. Are there particular passages of the bible that are coming alive for you?
c. Are you identifying with particular people in specific roles?
b. What do other people see in you that you haven’t seen in yourself?
a. Life Signs which can be found by clicking on the link.
b. The Journey in Faith Course
Vocations and the church
Christians are living out everyday faith in all aspects of their lives but many are also serving their local churches in a range of capacities crucial to building up the worshipping community. Some are called to specific ministries authorised by the church at local, diocesan or national level. Such vocation is not simply an individual enterprise but held within the wider vocation of the local church to reveal the Kingdom of God in their community.
Vocations authorised by the church are infinitely varied but can be broadly described in the following categories (click on each box to find out more):
Liz Rawlings, Discipleship and Vocations Enabler - firstname.lastname@example.org