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Sacred Agents #99
Some years ago I posted here about Vocational Discernment as a vital piece of intentional discipleship. This is the ongoing conversation focused on the question: What is God calling you to do? (And what steps are you taking?)
Without a tailored conversation around each individual disciple’s unique shaping, gifting and calling by God, discipleship mentoring so often loses intensity in the following ways:
Years later I still passionately believe this. But I’ve come to see that Vocational Discernment is just as important for churches as it is for individuals.
Typically churches use the term vision to describe the bigger and future direction for a church. But I think vocation is better. It asks the question “What is God’s vision for this church?” “What has he put us here and called us together for?” It helps in the following ways:
So what’s your vocation? And your church’s? And how do they intersect?
Andrew Turner is the Director of Crossover for ABM and author of Fruitful Church and Taking the Plunge