Do You Have a
The good news is Yes! You have!
Our first calling is to live life in
all its fullness and to represent Christ in the world.
This is our common calling as
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 young
people and older ones, wealthy and poorer. The Church's ministers
come from all walks of life, social classes, ethnic backgrounds and
You may be feeling excited, anxious, uncertain or inadequate but
the Holy Spirit will lead, prepare and equip you as you move
forward in faith and obedience. Above all be open to God's
But there is a further calling, a
particular calling, sometimes called a 'vocation' which is not for
everyone but may be for you. This particular calling is to serve
God and all people through one of the Church's authorised lay or
ordained ministries. For this particular calling you have to allow
your sense of vocation to be tested by the Church through its
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.
Use the links below to find out more:
Under 30? Visit www.callwaiting.org.uk
If you are over 30 and wish to explore General Ministry in the
Church of England visit: www.churchofengland.org/vocation
Often the first step to exploring whether ministry is the right
path for you is to speak to your local vicar or chaplain. Other
resources that may be used in support of this are listed below:
If you're working to grow vocations in dioceses and parishes,
you can find a wealth of resources to support your work on the Church Support Hub.