February 22, 2013

Am I Called?

Yes – you are called. Each of us “is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7, NRSV) Though we’re all called by God, the ministries we’re called into may not be the same. “There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord; and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6, CEB)

A vocation is performed as a response to God’s gifting and the gospel. It’s more purposeful than a “job” or an “occupation”. We’ll use the term vocational ministry to refer to those serving in professional ministry within the structure of the church. Through affirmations from God and from people around you, you may feel called into vocational ministry.

Continue your exploration through listening.