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    There is often a misconception that following God's Call automatically means going into full-time vocational ministry. However, while this is a possibility for some people, it is not the be-all-end-all of calling; you can be in ministry in any vocation.

    But God's call is so much more than a vocation or a career choice.

    God first calls us to be in authentic relationship with Him, and this is a call that is made to everyone, not just specific people. When we are in this authentic relationship with Him, it changed everything about how we operate. We become focused on living our lives through the lens of God's perfect will. In Ephesians 3:20 NLT it says, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through His might power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

    God already has plans for you and your life, He goes before you, beside you, and will be behind you in every circumstance that arises. This is the assurance that we gain from being in right relationship with Him. Human nature is imperfect, we have doubts, but God's track record is perfect. He has never failed, and He will not start with you, He is present in every step of your life, guiding you towards His perfect will and plans for your life.

    Once we taste and see the goodness of God, there is no going back.

    God's call is SWEET because it is a relationship with someone who will never fail, never leave, and has unconditional love for you!


    When you have questions about God’s will in your life, there are several places you can go to search out these answers:

    1. Turn to the Word

    The Bible is a literal guidebook for life. Dive deep into it, study it, ask the Lord to reveal His plans to you through it!

    2. Turn to Prayer

    God is always there and listening. He desperately wants to be in relationship with you, and prayer is a conversation between you and Him. You may not hear the audible voice of God but believe that He will listen and guide you! 

    3. Turn to Godly Individuals

    God often speaks to us through those in our lives. If you are having questions, connect with a trusted Godly influence in your life. Ask them to help you decern what the Lord may have in store for you!

    4. Turn to these Resources

    We have included several different resources that centre around calling and how to discern God’s will in your life. Check them out and if you have any questions, please contact the Candidates or Youth Department, we would love to chat with you!

    God calls us to Himself first

    Six words can change a life

    The Life in 6 Words app provides an interactive and engaging way to naturally initiate spiritual conversations. Use it to walk someone through a clear message of the Gospel and the hope found in Jesus Christ!

    You give, God saves

    This resource contains a variety of topics all related to presenting the gospel message to a variety of age groups. It will get you thinking about the diverse issues involved in leading a child to Christ and the importance of follow-up.

    Talk About God's Calling

    Youth Lesson - Hearing God's Voice

    Hearing God's call can only happen when we know what God's voice sounds like. This lesson does just that as students explore the call of Moses.

    Children Lesson - Called by God

    This lesson uses both an Old Testament story and a Gospel passage to discuss the way God calls us. The focus for children is how God calls all of us to love and serve Him. No matter who we are or what we do in life, God has a purpose for us!

    Conversations About Calling (Guide)

    This conversation guide will provide you with somehelpful tips for how to identify, encourage and walk alongside those called into full time vocationalministry with The Salvation Army.

    Discern God's Call on Your Life


    The Shape of Calling

    Discerning a calling from God takes time. On your journey of discernment, it canbe beneficial to invite other spiritual leaders around you who can provide feedback,bring perspective, and offer encouraging words and prayer.

    “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who trusts in Him” Psalm 34:8