"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." –Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking - A Theological ABC
What is vocation and calling?
Vocation and calling are often used interchangeably to speak of a person's unique mission in the world - the particular ways God has designed you to live out your life and partner with God in his work in the world.
Does everyone have a vocation?
Yes. Besides being called to be a Christian and to fulfill the responsibilities of your immediate context, God also calls each of us to a specific vocation—a defining purpose or mission, a reason for being.
Is a vocation the same as a career?
No. For many, their vocation is expressed in a work setting. However, for others, their fundamental calling is fulfilled outside of employment or alongside of it in a complementary role.
How do I discover my vocation?
Discovering your vocation unfolds over time, so there is no need to try to figure it all out right now. Your years in college are a time to learn about yourself and to explore various avenues of work and service. Through these experiences you will grow closer to clarifying your unique vocation.
Crossroads: Navigating Your Calling and Career
Courage and Calling, by Gordon T. Smith
Listening to God in Times of Choice
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The Center for Calling & Career exists to help you in this process of discovery. Watch for campus events and seminars, or consider meeting with a Career Counselor to talk about ways to clarify and apply your God-given design.