Martin Luther taught us that God claims each of us in Holy Baptism and gives us a life mission that will bless others and contribute to human flourishing. To recognize our baptismal calling is what we mean by vocational discernment. It’s a process of listening to the Spirit of God through the Word of Scripture and the community of the church. Specifically, God calls some people as ordained ministers, and it is this vocation that is in urgent demand right now in the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).
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I know of a sleep in Jesus’ name,A rest from all toil and sorrow;Earth folds in her arms my weary frameAnd shelters it till the morrow;With God I am safe until the day,When sorrow is gone forever. “I know of a Sleep in Jesus’ Name” It was my first week of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). […]