Does God guide people to particular types of work? He does, by way of Bible study, prayer, Christian community and individual reflection. How do you discern the guidance of God toward a particular kind of work? This article offers three major considerations for discerning God’s vocational guidance: the needs of the world, your own skills and gifts, and your truest desires.
To the Reformers all labour was accepted as a calling and performed as unto the Lord. This article maps the path that led the church to embrace the dualistic view of life and forget the implications of the priesthood of all believers. It shows that embracing the call to follow Christ is foundational to understand the theology of work. This is how the church can recover the biblical truth of vocation.
What does it mean to be involved in a ministry? This article shows that the modern definition of the word 'ministry' is sometimes inaccurate. The priesthood of believers should not be confused with the call to ministry, which is limited to the ministry of the word and the administration of sacraments.