The vision of Peterborough Diocese is growth, and to accomplish that there is a commitment to develop people in their vocations. Last year the Revd Jema Ball was appointed as Young Vocations Officer, to encourage and develop younger people in their vocations; and Revd Jenny Opperman was licensed to develop Lay Vocations.
Vocations Officers licensed
Another way to encourage vocations and growth is to hear personal stories to inspire and demonstrate the impact of calling on individual lives and the wider world. We will be adding vocation stories to Cross Keys and sharing them on Facebook and Twitter. All across the UK people will be sharing their stories using #BreadofLife. Please share your story too.
To help celebrate Vocations Sunday, the Church Support Hub has developed a resource pack that brings together sermon plans, worship ideas, dramas, reflections, art, small group studies and courses, all relating to Vocations Sunday.
They said, “We hope that this material will prove useful in helping dioceses and parishes to preach on vocations, both for Vocations Sunday and indeed all year round.”
Sometimes it takes a while to discover your vocation. Andrew Smith ended up an Orc before he discovered his calling.
From Orc to Ordination