What is Vocation? Our Divine Calling
"If God in Christ saves us by faith alone, setting us free from doing works in order to achieve our salvation, God does this so that our works can be directed where they are needed - our neighbors. But, where will this happen? In a monastery? Not likely. But in our families and communities? Yes. In our school and work? Yes. In government and business? Yes. In our many roles in daily life? Yes. Precisely there. And so Luther took that word 'vocation,' meaning divine calling, and applied it to all Christians in all their roles and places of responsibility."
- Marc Kolden from Christian's Calling in the World pg. 8
Spiritual Gifts Inventories
"The Spiritual Gifts Assessment helps individuals identify their God-given gifts for living faithfully as Christian disciples day by day and find meaningful ways to use their gifts in connection with others through the community of faith. The process helps people understand the nature of spiritual gifts and ways to enhance the effectiveness of their gifts by linking together with others.Please be aware that this online assessment is designed to introduce you to the gifts of the Spirit. To more deeply understand your spiritual giftedness, we recommend that you explore your gifts in a group setting such as your local church. Enjoy!" - from the United Methodist Church website
Locate UMC online assessment by clicking here.
Locate the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's online Spiritual Gifts Inventory by
And, the Women of the ELCA present the following Bible Study, reflection upon Spiritual Gifts, and pdf downloadable version of the ELCA online assessment. Click Here.
Resources for connecting Work, Family, School, Retirement ... and everything else that happens Monday - Saturday
Theology of Work - A collective effort to offer faith-filled support for following Christ in the workplace. Click Here.
Discernment - This page gives a definition of what it means to seek God's help in making decisions. It also offers good questions to help you discover how your gifts and strengths can better connect and help with what God is doing in and for the world. Click Here.