Stories of Calling

Ministry is rich with stories of how God calls and empowers people to serve. We hope that these stories of calling will help you affirm your call and discern the ministry to which God is calling you.

The Call

We are all called by God, but God’s call for each of us is personal. Some are called to ordained ministry, while others are called to lay ministry or some other service to God. How are you feeling called? We are here to help you discern the ministry to which God is calling you.


As you are discerning how God might be calling you to serve the Church, we invite you to utilize the information listed here as part of your discovery process.


When discerning a call to ministry, it helps to hear the stories of others who have also answered the call. We invite you to listen to their journey towards a “yes” to God.


If you are sensing a call to ministry in The United Methodist Church, there are several ways to use your spiritual gifts. We invite you to explore the broad expressions of ministry within our connection.


Local Churches are an integral part of one’s call. The Church helps to identify, cultivate and affirm the calling. Please consider the ways in which your Church can help individuals to respond.