God calls each and every one of us in so many ways to do His will
For those who feel His call to ordination, there is already a path of discernment and training in place. There are many among us who feel His call but are not sure to what that call may be for us.
It is a truth that all who are called can feel quite isolated and uncertain as they seek to find their way as servants and disciples of Christ.
The Fellowship of Vocation is designed to meet that need and allow any and all who feel called by God to offer themselves up to that call and explore it, wherever it may lead.
Members of the FOV can attend up to three diocesan events a year, two weekends and an afternoon with the Bishop during which there will be various opportunities to talk about your and their journeys in faith.
There are also opportunities to talk privately with members of the Ministry Team from the diocese as we enjoy a weekend of prayer, quiet times, food and fellowship.
All those who are undergoing existing training are automatically members of the FOV; others may begin the process of joining by speaking to their vicar or Area Dean if in an interregnum.
You are not alone, nor need you be worried or concerned by God’s call to you. Follow that call, talk to someone today, come and join our Fellowship. Discover the way God wants you to work with and for Him.
GROWING HOPE 3
On Saturday 6th May 2017 The Lay Development Team will be hosting the third in our series of Growing Hope conferences at the University of Wales Trinity St David, Carmarthen, as part of the continuing Diocesan Strategy.
The theme for the day is Pioneer Ministries.
Once again there will be ten workshops with speakers who have worked in different areas of ministry and are willing to share their experiences with us.
These workshops and speakers have been chosen to provide a wide and varied look at ministries of hope and good news from different locations throughout the diocese.
The success of previous Growing Hope conferences has been in delegates taking their experiences back to their churches to share more widely. This has led to many developing new and inspired ways in which to commence or even re-start outreach programmes and other projects in order to spread the Good News of Jesus. We hope this will continue with Growing Hope 3.
Once again we will be encouraging parishes and benefices to sent groups of people, each attending different workshops during the day. It would be wonderful if five people from each benefice could attend.
The cost remains £3.00 per person (payable at the time of booking), and in return you will have: an inspiring, hope-filled day; refreshments at break times; a simple lunch; an opportunity to hear good news stories from across our diocese and beyond; and a chance to renew acquaintances and to make new friends.