Our faith makes every job we do a “ministry”

From the time we are old enough to form sentences, we are asked to articulate our plans for the future. While few people ask us to lay out a step-by-step action plan, each phase of life demands more nuance in our response.

From “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to “What do you want to study in college?” to “Do you have a back-up plan?” the inquiries seemingly become more pointed and intrusive with each passing grade level.

Whether you call it a calling, career or vocation, what we endeavor to do for work weaves its way to the forefront of conversation throughout our lives. Within Christian culture, this also means prayerfully confronting the question: Do you feel called to full-time ministry?

This can be overwhelming for anyone.

From the high school senior picking a college or the executive who is self-evaluating, we all want to know that we are headed the right direction. At times this can mean standing at the crossroad of vocation and ministry.

If you are there now, trying to decide if our abilities are better suited for the church or the overall job market, here are some things to consider.

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