“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

One of the ways that God is our Real. Present. God. is through ordinary people and ordinary work. Along with being present in His Word, God is present in and through us!

This study, Leading Lives That Matter, explores how God is present in our everyday, ordinary lives. This four session study considers how God actively calls us to live a life of faith, work, service, and witness. Participants will learn about how God blesses us with lives that matter through these divine callings (also known as vocations). This study encourages us to live out our callings in the grace, forgiveness, and freedom that we have in Jesus.

The session topics include:

  • Vocation – Called to Christ: Our first and most important calling is to Jesus Christ. In the waters of Baptism, we are welcomed into God’s family as a redeemed child of God.
  • Vocation – Called to Work: God calls us to use our gifts, talents, and passions to serve the needs of the world through our work.
    Links in this session:
    7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry
  • Vocation – Called to Serve: Our vocation extends beyond our job or professional work. Everything we do, all our roles and relationships, are ways of serving God and serving our neighbor.
    Links in this session:
    Table of Duties
    Video on calling and purpose
  • Vocation – Called to Witness: Jesus is real, present, and risen from the dead. We join God’s church in proclaiming the great news that Jesus is alive.
    Links in this session:
    Lecrae’s I Am Second video

God is all powerful. God is all personal. And God is for us in Jesus. As new creations in Christ, God calls us to lives that matter. God is present in and through ordinary people (remember Carl?!?) and their ordinary work.

Download the Leader Notes.
Download the Participant Handout.