Is God Calling You?

Join us for one of our Vocations Exploration Days:


Vocations Exploration Days 2020

Sat 21 Nov 10am-3pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

‘Here I am.’ Do you sense that God is calling you to ministry? Spend a day exploring your vocation with others who are discerning God’s call to ordained or licensed lay ministry. You will spend time reflecting on and sharing your own spiritual journey, examining how God calls people in the Bible and looking at aspects of pursuing your calling. The day will include time and space for quiet prayer and reflection as well as group discussion.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.



Exploring Your Calling: Lay Vocations

Wed 18 Nov 7pm-9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

God gives each of us unique gifts - talents, interests and experiences. How do we use our gifts for God’s purposes? This session will bring lay people together to explore the gifts they have been given, share their experiences, listen to how God is calling them to use their gifts in their lives (at school, work, home, in their communities) and encourage each other. There will be time for quiet prayer and reflection as well as group discussion.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.




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.


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.


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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650


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