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Kingdom Calling awarded Book of the Year
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Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

King Jesus Christ is on a mission to bring restoration in every sphere of society and has invited His followers to join Him in this Kingdom-advancing work. Church leaders need to intentionally inspire, equip, and deploy their members to live missionally in and through their work. We do this best by showing people, practically, how to steward their vocational power in ways that advance foretastes of the coming Kingdom of shalom for our neighbors near and far.

Read More | Sample Chapter | Interview with author Amy L. Sherman

Vocational Stewardship In Action

  • Kaylie Sauter: Advancing Healing Through Art

    Kaylie Sauter: Adv...

    By Kelly Givens Art has always been a gift and passion of Kaylie Sauter’s—as a child she grew up exploring all sorts of art mediums, eventually studying art at Houghton College, broadening her understanding through her classes and a study abroad trip to Tanzania. It has only been a few years since Kaylie graduated, but already God is using her artistic gifts to help advance His Kingdom values of beauty, hope and healing. In June 2010, Kaylie attended a seminar at the BuildaBridge Art Institute in Philadelphia. BuildaBridge is a non-profit arts education and intervention organization which engages in the …

  • Mayor Don De Graff: Promoting Unity

    Mayor Don De Graff...

    In the multi-racial village of South Holland, IL, Mayor Don De Graff has made the promotion of unity a major theme throughout his many years on the job. Fifty years ago, South Holland was a mostly white, historically Dutch community. In 1990, the population was 86 percent white.¹ Today, Mayor De Graff reports, “We have probably around 72 percent African-Americans here, around 23-24 percent Caucasians, about 3-4 percent Hispanics, and maybe 1-2 percent Asians.”² To break down the barriers among these diverse groups, Mayor De Graff has promoted CommUNITY dinners. As his website explains, “The main goal of CommUNITY Dinners …

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NEW! Great short video on Work as Worship
A new perspective on work.

Discussion Questions for Use by Vocational Guilds
Does your church gather members into small groups by profession (e.g., law, medicine, business, art)? If so, invite them to try out these discussion starters.

Ten Ways to Encourage Vocational Stewardship in Your Church
Here are some doable action steps you can take right now.

Small Group Discussion Guide on Vocation
Use these questions to enliven your small group’s ability to support members in living missionally through their daily work.

Annotated Bibliography- Updated 10.4.11
Short summaries of helpful books on vocation, for pastors and individual believers. Check back frequently as this list will be updated regularly.