VOCATION 101

a resource from FTE

DERRICK SCOTT, III
the call to lay ministry

Derrick unpacks how hearing a pastor say “lay people” are “those people who lay around and do as little as possible” shaped his understanding of what it means to serve God.

REV. JENNY SMITH
the call to elder ministry

Jenny moved with her family to Alaska at the age of 9 and found plenty of opportunities to serve her United Methodist church despite her age. In time, this preacher’s kid felt a strong call to ministry herself and became a United Methodist pastor.

TYLER SIT
the call to discern vocation

Tyler was clear about his talents, passions and shortcomings, and ultimately recognized a calling to the ordained ministry. Becoming a pastor, “was putting a title on what I knew I was already made to do.”

MELISSA CRUTCHFIELD
the call to servant ministry

the call to servant ministry

Melissa has lived or worked in 25 countries as a representative of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Her job is to assess the immediate and long-term recovery needs in communities and look for solutions.

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