God calls... everyone, everywhere

Everyday Faith logo of faces from across the dioceseArchdeaconry Days - February 2022

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Sometimes, even in church, it can feel as if God only calls ’special people’.  

But God calls us all, because God created us, knows us, and loves us.  

We are all called daily to live lives that are true to our Christian faith. God also calls us at times in our life to particular roles - which sounds tidy but is often pretty messy! Often those calls are something we take up for a season only. Sometimes they are for the rest of our lives. 

The Calling Podcast 

Other resources

  • There are some downloadable leaflets at the bottom of the page, which you may find helpful.
  • There are some theological reflections about calling that you may like to read available to download below.
  • The London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) have a film series in which people share their stories of God at work through ordinary Christians in everyday places. You may like to look at the supporting resources to help you reflect further.
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What next?

Exploring Calling Events

Sometimes people imagine vocation is only about whether you feel called to be ordained but that isn't so!  The Vocations Team are running an event in each archdeaconry, to help people continue to explore how God might be calling them - we'd love to see you there:

  • Saturday 9th April - 2pm to 4pm at St Michael's Church Galmington, Pitts Close, Taunton, TA1 4TP
  • Sunday 15th May (Vocation Sunday) - 2pm to 4pm at Christchurch, Chapel Hill, Clevedon, BS21 7LL

Register for more information about the Exploring Calling Events

Download the flyer for the Exploring Calling events and, if you can, share it where you are!

Celebration of Lay Ministries 

Come together on Saturday, 2 July at Wells Cathedral, with people from across Bath and Wells to celebrate the many and diverse range of ministries, through which people live life, serve God and serve their communities:

  • 2-3pm – Service and celebration of ministries
  • 1-2pm and 3-4pm – Marketplace stalls so that you can explore the variety of ministries and opportunities that are available and hear from people about their experience of those ministries.
  • Book your place or contact Leonie Jones for more information  

In the meantime, there are some downloadable leaflets at the bottom of the page.

Who to contact 

Chat to your local church leaders or get in touch with the Vocations Team who can connect you to a Discerning Calling Mentor - Email: vocations@bathwells.anglican.org Email: Cheryl Govier Growing Faith and Everyday Faith Adviser

Contact your archdeaconry Go team advisers for Growing Faith and Everyday Faith.

Downloads

Exploring Calling events flyer

Exploring our gifts

How I can Contribute leaflet

Growing with God

Theological reflections on calling