God calls us as a people, and God calls each one of us. Within the common calling of God’s people, every person has a unique calling. In the Gospels, we see people responding to God’s call in Christ in different ways, as Jesus asks different things of them.
In responding to God’s call and finding our place among God’s people, we accept commitments that mark us in deep and lasting ways. We can refer to acceptance of such life-shaping commitment as a calling, or a vocation, that we receive from God. Vocations can be of different kinds, and we may have more than one at a time.
Below you will find stories of how God called different people to different vocations.
Being a Christian where you are
Joy's calling is both to teaching and to ministry2 min read
More to life than work
Chris has two callings: a vet during the week, he is also training for ministry2 min read
Called for who you are
Emma shares her callings, from becoming a lay minister to a year of being2 min read
Becoming a churchwarden
Hannah shares her calling to be a churchwarden2 min read
Sharing faith in lockdown
Sophie has been sharing her faith online2 min read
Rose's calling is to make videos for the children at her church2 min read
Care in the community
Hazel shares how her faith plays an essential role as she offers care to the community2 min read
Called to help
Mark shares why he became a GP and his experiences as a GP during COVID-192 min read