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Find your calling from God

Purposeful Living is a structured and Scripture-based process to find your calling from God and fulfill your God-given purpose. This process will guide you toward answers to foundational questions, like: “Who is God shaping me to be?” and “What is God preparing me to do?” so that you can fulfill your calling from God. 

The Purposeful Living Handbook includes:

  • Structured exercises with step-by-step instructions
  • Guidance from Scripture
  • Reflection questions and space to respond

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Purposeful Living Handbook

The Purposeful Living process

The 5 steps toward discerning your direction and creating your personal calling statement

BIBLICAL PURPOSE

Why am I here?

What is your destiny? God has shaped and prepared each of us to play a unique role at this point in time that will bring glory to God, share the grace of God, and extend the reign of God in specific ways.

CORE VALUES

Who has God created and shaped me to be?

Our core values are born out of lessons we have learned through experiences—both good and bad—and then built into our lives. Core values are our “non-negotiables”—things that we will not ignore and won’t abandon. 

MOTIVATING VISION

What is God preparing me to be and do?

As you respond to what God shows you and begin to live into God’s preferred future, God’s vision for your life becomes more vivid and real.

PERSONAL CALLING

How do I understand my personal calling as a follower of Jesus Christ?

Discerning your biblical purpose, core values, and motivating vision has prepared you to write your personal calling statement. This statement will help you live a life of personal satisfaction while also advancing God’s purposes on earth.

LIVING IT OUT

Which relationships help me stay faithful to God's calling in my life?

Intentional relationships with others play an important role in helping you live out your calling. 

Calling stories

a red barn stands in a yellow and green field with a small white flowering treeDiscernmentPurpose/Calling Stories
March 14, 2022

God Has Called Me to Listen, Trust, and Obey, Even When the Picture Is Unclear

After decades in ministry, I know it’s best to commit whatever I do to the Lord.
sunflowers, dahlias, and other bright flowers line a table with a grassy field and white fence in the backgroundDiscernmentPurpose/Calling Stories
March 7, 2022

How I Came To Love Dahlias and God’s Vision for Me

God gave me a vision that felt absurd, but it blossomed into a beautiful reality.
man in red coat stands along the sandy shore with tree trunk barriers next to himDiscernmentPurpose/Calling Stories
March 1, 2022

How God Taught Me that My Calling Wasn’t Over When My Job Ended

My calling was in crisis. Here’s what happened and what I learned.
four women of varying ages talk in a coffee shopPurpose/Calling StoriesRelationships
February 28, 2022

How God Called Me to Care for Others on the Same Road as Me

My calling is to bring people together in support of each other and the challenges they face.
multiple fedoras and wide brimmed colorful hats sit on a tableChurch LifePurpose/Calling Stories
February 17, 2022

My Call to Bi-Vocational Work: Multiple Jobs to Support the Ministry

Being bi-vocational promotes building relationships and living out my calling, faith, and journey in all areas of my life.
a field of sweet potato plants with workers at the top of the hillMissionPurpose/Calling Stories
February 14, 2022

How God Called My Reluctant Self to Mission Work

It was so far from what I wanted that it had to be God. All I could say was, “Okay.”
an open Bible with blue highlighting and a red ribbon bookmarkPurpose/Calling Stories
February 10, 2022

A Call to Ministry and to Many Nations

Surely God took me through the process of his promises and guided me through his plan.
MissionPurpose/Calling Stories
February 4, 2022

Called to Christ Through A Child

After years of praying, I understood that I was being called to serve children in my country.