Vocations 101 Course/Online Retreat (Weekly in Lent, online)
God IS calling you!
Our annual Diocesan Discernment Cycle begins each Lent with an Introductory "Vocations 101" course. This course/online retreat is open to any and all lay people, deacons, and priests in the DRG and beyond. Each session includes time for prayer, a brief topical presentation, and small group sharing. In this introductory course/online retreat we explore our basic understanding of Christian Vocation in the Episcopal Church. Over the course of five 90 minute sessions, we explore how the particular vows made in three different services from our Book of Common Prayer: the services of Holy Baptism, the Ordination of a Deacon, and the Ordination of a Priest, can shed light on particular aspects of the shared vocation of all Christians, and help us begin to see our own unique vocations, as individual members of Christ’s Body, more clearly.
Notes: *This course is for ALL people (at every stage of life and in every order of ministry) who feel called to deepen their relationship with God and their vocation in the church and in the world. It is also the "starting place" for individuals who may be sensing a call towards ordained ministry in the Diocese of the Rio Grande and wish to enter into a formal process of discernment.
*If you are unable to participate in the Vocations 101 Course/Online Retreat "live" during Lent, you may access session recordings and other materials online to complete the course independently or with a small group at any time.
Contact: Please contact Mary Jewell in the Bishop's Office at (505-881-0636) or email@example.com
2022 DRG Vocations Course
On Zoom Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:30PM (Mountain Time); 7:00-8:30PM (Central Time) 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 Please Register Here to receive Zoom Link
In our Lenten Vocations Course, each participant shares responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe, sacred space where every participant can be heard with respect and held with love as they listen for the Spirit's call. Participants share responsibility in holding themselves and one another accountable to the loving communication practices set forth in our Community Communication Covenant.
3/3: Session 1: Introduction to Christian Vocation
Link to Session 1 Recording (please contact Sylvia+ to request access to session recordings)