God Is Calling You


The Story of the Three Trees

(An American folk-tale adapted from the out-of-print book The Tale of Three Trees retold by Angela Elwell Hunt, Lion Publishing 1989.) Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little…

The Life of Saint Romanos the Melodist

St. Romanos was born in Syria in the fifth century. His parents were neither rich nor famous but they were good Christians and loving parents. Romanos grew up with love for God in his heart. When he grew old enough he became an altar boy and then a singer and reader in…

Session 7: Finding Your Vocation

Objectives: By the end of this session participants should be able to . . . 1. describe Christian vocations as Christian service 2. list prayer, going to Church, reading the scripture, and seeking advice from others as ways each of us can try to figure out what our…

Session 6: Monasticism: The Call to a Radical Life

Objectives: By the end of this session students should be able to . . . 1. name monasticism as a vocation to which they might be called 2. define the monastic vocation as being an example of prayer, diligence, obedience, and hospitality 3. list three reasons…

Session 3: God’s Way is Our Way: You Can’t Run Away From God

Objectives: By the end of this session participants should be able to . . . 1. tell the parable of the sower 2. discuss the parable of the sower and our response to God's call 3. tell the biblical story of Jonah and the fish 4. discuss how the story of Jonah and…

Session 1: Our Common Call: To Love God and Each Other

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to . . . 1. define the word "vocation" as a special role to which God calls each of us, in order to glorify Him, build up His Church, and help others 2. discuss the common vocation of all Christians to…

The Story of the Prophet Jonah

Part A. It was a time when the nation of Assyria was rising to power in the Middle East. Its capital was Nineveh, a great city so large that it would take three days for someone to walk across it. The Assyrians were beginning to conquer all the lands near them and Israel…