Sometimes people come to spiritual direction for one specific purpose: to discover their life’s work, whether that means a job in the marketplace, working in one’s home, or a new purpose in retirement. For people exploring vocational discernment, the question becomes, “What is God’s desire for my life’s work?”
A spiritual director can help you sift and sort through facts, feelings and intuition in order to come to some clarity around your life’s work. We ask the important questions that help you envision where and how you are being invited by God to action in the world. We will point you to time-tested traditions and principles that have helped many people throughout the ages discern what God’s desire was for them.
And although clergy, members of religious orders, missionaries and other persons in ministry have long been helped by vocational discernment, it is not a practice limited to people called to full-time religious work. Everyone is called to a good work in the world–office managers, dentists and doctors, lawyers, store clerks, housekeepers and caregivers, etc.
I have experience in the field of vocational discernment, working with the Fund for Theological Education’s “Volunteers Exploring Vocation” project with Young Adult Volunteers in Mission since 2004.