Read why these active ministers chose a ministry vocation, what they love about it, and what challenges they face.
Read the stories here or visit the Entering Ministry YouTube channel to view stories of people who have followed a call to leadership in the church.
It's Your Call Podcast
Ever wondered about a call to ministry? Or wanted to hear the stories of those who have answered a call? Then join us on It's Your Call to learn more about how you might answer a call from God to ministry in the United Church. Each episode of this podcast, hosted by Karen Medland and Andrew Richardson, brings together guests for conversations about vocation, discernment, and bold discipleship. Available at Apple, Spotify, Google, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
Margaret shares the story of her call to leadership: “It is an ongoing conversion experience to listen to the voices of each one from the diversity of life striving to do God’s work.”continue reading
Marlene shares the story of her call to leadership: “The opportunity to share with people in various spheres of life has been the greatest part of ministry.”continue reading
John shares the story of his call to leadership: "My minister ... suggested that I enter ministry. At first glance I thought he was out of his mind. After much prayer and reflection ministry called me with the holy sledge hammer."continue reading
Melanie shares the story of her call to leadership: "It is an exciting and challenging time to be part of the church… I rejoice for all the various ways that the United Church is wrestling with what it means to be church in this time."continue reading
Adam shares the story of his call to leadership: "So often we all get caught up in the bottom line... When we do that, we forget that we are ... children of God, and God is constantly speaking to us through a variety of means."continue reading