Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

You are invited to join us for a series of three webinars to give space to explore the age old question: “What is my calling?”

Hosted by the Colchester Episcopal Area team on Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th November 2020 starting at 7.00pm and last 1 – 1.5 hours.

Each webinar has a unique emphasis which will allow you to explore the question from different angles and with the support of fellow Christians and guided by the Vocations Team.

Living through a global pandemic has caused many people to reflect on the purpose of life. If you are one of them, these webinars may be of interest to you.

The webinars are open to anyone over the age of 13, and at any stage of life and faith. Whether you are a “seasoned” Christian or new on the road, or whether you already know that you might want to become a priest or have no idea at all. Everyone is welcome.

Find out more about the content of the seminars below.

You will be able to attend all events or just one or two. However, to reap the full benefits of the series, we recommend you take advantage of all three sessions.

In order to access the webinars you will need to register via Eventbrite.

Book your FREE ticket online


Session 1 - My story

This webinar will allow you to reflect on your life story so far, facilitated by a member of the Vocations team. Participants will share their stories with each other and by telling the story itself, we will discern how God might already be speaking to you.  

At the end of this webinar you will be equipped with a set of resources which you will allow you to find out:

  • What does ministry look like within the Church of England (as a priest and as a lay person)? What roles are available?
  • What does ministry look like in my everyday life, including the world of work?
  • What does ministry look like for young people?

Session 2 - Researching

This part of the series will further flesh out your fact finding and will form the interactive part of your research. We will hear from guest speakers about how they have discovered their calling (or are still discerning it). This will be followed by a number of breakout sessions where you can find out more about the various opportunities for ministry by speaking to the people on the frontline in these fields. 

Please note: Some breakout session will take place during the webinar and others will become available at different times of the week, depending on availability of speakers and participants.

Session 3 - Discerning

This final webinar gives us an opportunity to come together and discern and reflect on what you have learnt about yourself, and what you have heard from others and from God since the beginning of our series. The session will include a panel Q&A, 1:1 conversations with individual advisers and an act of worship as well as a blessing for your journey going forward.

If you have any questions, please contact Revd Ian Hilton (Area CMD Advisor)

For more information please contact Ian Hilton
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