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Vocations advice

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A still small voice? A tap on the shoulder? A question from a friend? A burning inner voice? Could God be calling you to ordained or authorised ministry in the Church? For over 50 years, CPAS has been helping people explore God's call.

The following pages are packed with advice and support to help you, or others, to discern God's call. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on or 0300 123 0780 (option 3).

You and Ministry weekends

Do you wonder what God's purpose is for your life? Do you sense God's calling to ordained ministry? CPAS You and Ministry weekends have helped more than 10,000 people, over more than 50 years, to engage with some of the issues through a helpful mix of specialist knowledge, good listening skills, practical advice and encouragement.

lifecall young vocations days

What's God's purpose for your life? Is he calling you to lead? Have you got what it takes? How do you find out? Big questions! And you probably have many more. Designed for people aged 16-25, CPAS lifecall is a relaxed one-day event which will help you explore God's call on your life and help you work out your 'next step'.

Your S.H.A.P.E. for ministry

A free online tool to help you explore whether or not God is calling you to ordained ministry. It includes stories of how some young clergy became clearer about their own call to ordination. The tool is intended to be a first step on a journey of exploration. It helps you think about which areas you most need to explore further and suggests some helpful next steps.

Resource sheets

Download free resource sheets which focus on issues of exploring call and different types of ministry opportunities. The complete set of all 19 printed resource sheets can be purchased from the CPAS shop.

Fostering vocations

If you are a church leader, youth leader or vocations officer, visit this page to see how we can help you to encourage men, women and young people to respond to God's call.


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