A chance for the community to be heard
Our first calling is to live life in all its fullness and to represent Christ in the world. This is our common calling as Christians and Vocations Sunday is an annual reminder to encourage people to think about how they are serving God.
All who are baptised are called to ministry, whether that is lay or ordained. The Church needs a wide variety of ministers in order to serve all people.
God calls all people and the Church's ministers come from all walks of life, social classes, ethnic backgrounds and educational abilities.
Many people feel called to serve God through ministry in various different forms, some of these may be Ordained Ministry, Reader Ministry, Church Army Evangelist or as a monk or nun within the religious life community.
Often the first step to exploring whether ministry is the right path for you is to speak to your local vicar or chaplain.
You can also encourage any suitable young people in your congregation to look at the Church of England ‘Call Waiting’ website. It has a wealth of information and stories to get them thinking.
If you would like a curate or ordinand to come and preach and answer questions at your church, then do email Revd David Foster or call 01603 882337 to discuss possibilities.
Have a slot in the service where someone talks about their work and how they see it as their vocation rather than just a job.