Ever wonder if you’re living your calling? Dr. Chip Roper and friends are living in their calling, thanks to the work of the Voca Center in the City that Never Sleeps – New York! Hear about their work and nuggets of wisdom on how to live YOUR calling.
“Too many people are going to work every day, without a sense of calling.” ~ Dr. Chip Roper
Enter the Voca (short for vocation) Center in New York City. Let’s go ahead and define vocation from a biblical perspective: a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career. A divine call to God’s service or to the Christian life. A function or station in life to which one is called by God.
The VOCA Center provides faith-based training, coaching, and connections to make people’s work all that God designed it to be. Assessing your skillsets for your job today or your next work calling. What roles have you been in and how is God using you?
Dr. Chip Roper, the President and Chair of the board of directors shares several stories of what happened with two specific folks that went through the program at The VOCA Center and are NOW living their calling!
“Vocation points to two areas: it’s about your next day at work. And it’s about your next career move.” ~ Dr. Chip Roper
When’s the last time you stopped and thought about your job? Is it your VOCATION? The word is derived from the Latin word VOCARE, meaning to name or to call. That means your vocation is actually your calling.
Most of us work, and are often working hard, and perhaps even working diligently for the Lord…. but are we working in our chosen calling? Dorothy Sayers, in her 19 century essay WHY WORK, said this: “Work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.”
S,o how about YOU? If you’re not working your CALLING, we challenge you to listen to this podcast. And then go on a journey to find it.
Featured Guest: Dr. Chip Roper, Marci Miller, Edwin Depner
Workplace / Ministry: The Voca Center