Vocations

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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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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.
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