Resources on Calling & Vocation
Print, Digital, Audio, and Video Resources
"Myths of Vocation" Video Programs Volume 1-4 - Fuller De Pree Center
Many of us carry around a set of dysfunctional beliefs about what work and calling are supposed to look like. These myths are often larger cultural narratives we find ourselves trapped within. And we are forced to confront these myths whenever our experiences fall out of sync with the myths of vocation.
This series takes up four distinct yet overlapping myths. We’ve created a four-volume study guide series that includes PDFs with journal prompts, videos, and suggested spiritual practices. We’ll deliver these to you incrementally via email over the next few months.
The Myths of Vocation series is a twelve-week experience which includes:
Myths of Vocation is especially well-suited to be experienced with others, again, because the wisdom and vulnerability of vocation are so core to how we make sense of God’s callings in the world. The series is free.
"Called to Life" Small Group Program & Videos - Collegeville Institute
The Called to Life Small Group Program (Collegeville Institute) is a 6-week program for small groups in parishes and congregations to explore questions of vocation and calling—how God works in our everyday lives. The program includes sessions on different aspects of vocation:
Short videos on vocation from our Lives Explored video project are paired with each Called to Life session, to view as a group or for personal reflection.
Before each meeting, participants reflect with readings, prayers and Scripture in the Participant Guide. The small group gathers to share stories and learn from others about what God’s call means in everyday life.
Meetings are designed to last approximately 2 hours a week for 6 weeks, with small groups of 6-8 participants.
The Listening Chair Podcasts
The Listening Chair is a podcast interviewing people from all walks of life about their call stories and the holy hums of the Spirit and other influences that led them to their current vocation. You’ll hear stories of people from all ages, stages, and skill sets. As they “sit” in the Listening Chair, guests will share how they live into the calling of being a beloved child of God, and how they live out this love through their vocational calling. So if you doubt which next steps to take towards a career, think you chose the “wrong” career, are sick of people telling you that there is no money in the line of work you’re dreaming of, or that the job you want does not exist, come on over and get cozy for a listen. Chances are, listening to our guests’ stories will help you write your own.
To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation
Laura Kelly Fanucci (Wipf & Stock, 2017)
To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation is an ecumenical collection of prayers, blessings, poetry, and sacred song from diverse traditions.