The message below came from Revd Mark Griffin, advertising the Diocese's vocations days. These are times when anyone thinking they might want to explore any sort of ministry - lay or ordained, within the church or beyond it - can come along to find out more. They are well worth attending if you want to get more involved in the church's life. Contact details for applying for a place are at the end of the message.
"IT'S YOUR CALLING
There are two more It’s Your Calling days coming up over the next few months – Saturday, 30 April at St Justus, Rochester and Saturday, 11 June at St Mary’s, Shortlands. Both days run from 9.30-3.30 and are free of charge.
An It’s Your Calling day is designed for anyone who is interested in looking at their gifts and where might God be calling them to use those gifts. The spectrum of people attending is from those who are exploring a particular ministry to those who simply want to find out more, and the day offers opportunities to meet others who are on a similar journey and to reflect together.
Everyone who comes on an IYC is recommended by their incumbent to be there, so the Vocations Team are encouraging clergy to encourage members of their congregations to come along to one of the days. Feedback from previous days has been very good and many ministries in the Diocese have been nurtured through an It’s Your Calling day.
Growing ministries is vital for the future health of the Church; please think seriously about those you know who are keen to find out more, especially if they are considering training for lay ministry.
Following these two days, the next Its Your Calling will not be until November 2011.
For a booking form please contact the Training Department on 01634 560000 or email email@example.com"