There are several tools available to us as Episcopalians that help us listen for and, more importantly, hear our call. Many of us have heard the call to ordained ministry. But what about those of us who haven’t heard that call–is there a “discernment process” for us?
My own journey has taken me from not even thinking about ordained ministry, to seriously considering ordination, and now believing I can do more good in the world as an engineer.
I encourage you to take advantage of all the discernment tools the church offers us, locally and nationally. Attend the discernment workshop sponsored by Vocare. Come listen to the PLSE mentors on Friday night in the lounge. These are both great ways to get started on finding how the church can help you find out where you’re going.
Carlton Allen is from the Diocese of Northern California and is a member of the YAF design team.