Join us for one of our Vocations Exploration Days:
Saturday, 28th July - North East Deanery - St Mark's Church, Brampton, Chesterfield S40 1DH - 10am - 3pm
Saturday, 22nd September – Mercia Deanery - Venue to be confirmed,
Saturday, 10th November – Derby Deanery - Venue to be confirmed
For more information, or to reserve a place, please email PA.DDV@derby.anglican.org
You don't have to book on our exploration days but it would be really useful to know if you are coming. Please bring a packed lunch.
What is a vocation?
Do you feel you are being pulled in a certain direction? Do you have a strong and overwhelming urge to do a particular job, be involved with a particular group of people or to use your skills to help others in a certain way?
It may be that you feel pulled in a new direction, or it may be that what you do already is your vocation.
We all possess some God-given gifts, some skills and some talents. But often we don’t fully recognise how gifted we are because these gifts have been with us for a long time and it is easy to take them for granted.
Or they may have been hidden in the shadows for some time. But there is in all of us something that people recognise and come to us for.
And their desire to do this is acknowledgement that we have something special that they don’t see in others. Read more.
Video: Thinking about vocations with Bishop Alastair
Are you interested in exploring ministry further?
The Diocese of Derby wants to encourage gifted people - just like you - to consider where God is calling you.
Could you be a Church Leader of the future? If you feel a sense of calling, whether to ordination or lay ministry, we will help you explore that and consider what to do next.