Pray and reflect on the call to ministry and Christian service. For Vocation Sunday, consider sharing some ministers' call stories - why they chose a ministry vocation, what they love about it, and what challenges they face.

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April 28, 2017

From Lorne Calvert, Principal of St. Andrew’s Theological College in Saskatoon:

“Our United Church of Canada has initiated a new campaign to attract people to ordered ministry under the theme 'God’s World Needs Leaders.' As a college whose mission is to offer justice-driven education for Christian leadership, we welcome this undertaking.


File Call and Vocation: Prayers for Use in Worship
These prayers can be used to celebrate Vocation Sunday, or in any worship service in which the theme is appropriate.


File Entering Ministry Playlist
Stories of call to ministry in the United Church
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December 11, 2017

The Rev. Bronwyn Corlett, Ministry and Recruitment Program Coordinator, reflects on what it means to answer the call to ministry.

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?


File God's World Needs Leaders Worship Service
A service for Vocation Sunday or another inspirational service.


PDF icon Message: God’s World Needs Leaders
This reflection could be incorporated into a celebration of Vocation Sunday or another suitable occasion.
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April 10, 2017

From the Rev. Bronwyn Corlett, Program Coordinator for Ministry Recruitment:

“Life is full of ups and downs that we have the privilege to share with our communities of faith.


PDF icon Vocation: Hymns, Prayers, and Scripture
Selections from hymn books and the Bible for anyone who is considering their vocation or supporting someone who is.