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God’s Work in Our Hands: Employment, Community, and Christian Vocation

This paper affirms work, paid and unpaid, as an integral part of the believer’s response to God’s call, the call to vocation in God’s world. Good work should reflect the principles of justice on which the church’s witness is based, and is described as full, fair, participatory and sustaining.  The heart of the policy statement is its “Principles of Vocation and Work” (in Korean and Spanish also) which include the church’s role as “model employer,” fair compensation, human dignity and non-discrimination, and collective bargaining rights. Recommendations include economic planning for full employment, economic conversion, better worker protections, and fairness in downsizing. See also God’s Work in Women’s Hands.

Having a conversation about terms of call

Determining the “terms of call” is an important conversation between minister, congregation and presbytery. Prayerfully entering this part of the call process with a spirit of discernment, practicality and wisdom… Read more »

New Times New Call

A Manual for Pastoral Options for Small Churches Use this manual to explore different options for pastoral leadership.

A Theology of Vocation

Resource publication produced by Dr. Jack L. Stotts, former president of Austin Theological Seminary, which shares insights on issues related to call, vocation and preparation for ministry.

Considering your call and vocation

Explores the definitions of Christian vocation and calling and shares with the reader one’s own sense of call along with the similarities and differences in other calls to gain a… Read more »

Bibliography: Vocation

Published books about call and vocation are plentiful. A list, although not exhaustive, is included here.