Most Christians are familiar with stories of God’s call to Abraham, Moses and Paul but they may struggle to hear God’s direct call to them. Perhaps you’ve wondered what am I do to with my life or what can my congregation do to discover and explore its mission? Maybe you’ve asked how can my congregation fully understand our strengths and gifts. And, how can be we use these talents to better serve God and the community?
Episcopal Community Services Louisiana has a pilot program that we believe will help with these challenging questions. Stephanie Mabou, ECSLA’s VISTA Volunteer for Disaster Preparation and Response, will be offering ECSLA Cares a one-hour session that helps individuals and congregations explore God’s call. This workshop offers a safe space to explore one’s vocation. The workshop is interactive and uses self-awakening questions, reflections upon the theology and lively discussion to help with discovering your vocation and/or ministry.
“We have needs and abilities in the diocese,” says Stephanie. “We want to find some ways to bridge the gap between the two and find a way to connect them to one another. This program is an effort for us to get to know the community. If we build capacity and know where our strengths are we will be better prepared to help in times of disaster.”
This 1-hour workshop can easily be built it into your coffee hour after Sunday service or as a part of Wednesday dinner.
The first sessions of this exciting pilot program will be held at Christ Church in Slidell, St Michael’s Church in Mandeville and at the upcoming Episcopal Church Women’s Conference.
“This workshop will be super fun and informative and very centered in theology,” says Stephanie.
Finding one’s calling is a journey not a destination. If you want to use this workshop to ignite your congregation and open them to God’s call please e-mail Stephanie Mabou at email@example.com