Together: Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings

Together: Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. 

1 Corinthians 7:17

The good news is that God has a call on every individuals’ life that He has created.

Living into your call can happen through faith in Christ and following the leading of His Spirit. The reality is that understanding our calling gives deep meaning and purpose to life. Furthermore, if we all would focus on our callings together the kingdom impact in our families, communities and world would be exponential. 

During this 9-week series, we will focus on what it means to be called by God. Simply put, we are Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings. We each have an ordinary call that takes a unique shape in a specific place. Our ordinary call is 3-fold: Loving God & others (Connection – Matthew 22:36-40), making disciples (Multiplication – Matthew 28:18-20) and healing a broken world (Restoration – Matthew 6:10). The SHAPE it takes is based on our Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences. The place we find ourselves is where God has positioned us in the world for His work to be completed.

Hence, our call is not a mystery or a one time thing that takes years in the making. For every season, God makes clear our call. In many ways, it is right before us within the proximity of the people and problems around us.  

Fredrick Buechner may have said it best.
”The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

To live into our call takes faith, intentionality, and clarity in understanding our SHAPE. Plus, it takes connection with God, perseverance and the support of others. Yet, in the end it brings great satisfaction.

  1. Understand we each have a call to a specific time and place that has a unique shape
  2. Own our calling of Connection (love God & others), Multiplication (make disciples) and Restoration (heal a broken world)
  3. Be inspired to the ordinary people in the Bible who had ordinary callings
  4. Provide opportunity for individuals to discover their SHAPE

May 1

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:17, Matthew 22:36-40, Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 6:10, Ephesians 2:10
Gathering: 10:30am

May 8 — Mother’s Day

Scripture: Judges 4 & 5
Gathering: 10:30am

May 15

Scripture: Exodus 31
Gathering: 10:30am

May 22

Scripture: Luke 5:17-39
Gathering: 10:30am

May 29

Scripture: Romans 16:1-2, Acts 16:11-15
Gathering: 10:30am

June 5

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-17
Gathering: 10:30am

June 12

Scripture: John 4, Mark 16:1-8
Gathering: 10:30am

June 19 — Father’s Day

Scripture: Matthew 1 & 2
Gathering: 10:30am

June 26

Scripture: Ephesians 2:10
Gathering: 10:30am

Beyond Sunday
SHAPE Inventory
Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Coaching Men and Women
Purpose Driven Life
30 Discipleship Questions