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Diocesan Lent course explores Vocation

Diocesan Lent course explores Vocation


Parishes are being encouraged to explore vocations through the lens of the Diocesan Lent course this year.

In this Year of Vocation, the Lent course, Living Christ, has been written by Revd Dominic Keech and Revd Nicol Kinrade.

Dan Inman, Diocesan Director of Ordinands, oversaw the planning for the Year of Vocation. He said: “We encounter Christians across Sussex exploring what it means to live out their vocation to know, love and follow Jesus. This year we invite participants in the course to ponder how they are living out their own baptism.

“With video contributions from a farmer, an artist, a mental-health campaigner, a carer and many others, the course consists of five sessions exploring: our life’s work; family, friendship and community; a good childhood; health and vulnerability; and how we draw close to Christ at the end of our lives.

“Along with Scripture, prayer and discussion, it is hoped that Living Christ will be an engaging resource for small groups across the Diocese in the Year of Vocation.”

Revd Rob Dillingham Deputy Director of Apostolic Life said: “To help us understand how parishes and schools engage with the resource it would be very helpful if parishes and individuals register their interest. Please register your parish or deanery group here

The Lent booklet PDF is available to view here and additional Lent course guidance material will be available in due course. Booklets can be printed to order free from the diocesan online shop here.

Watch the Lent videos here:

Session 1

John Armstrong https://youtu.be/TXfgcRvUZRw

Tom Turner https://youtu.be/8ly4_w8aVsU

Christine Short https://youtu.be/Dq2xrHoNC8w

Session 2

Trevor Cristin https://youtu.be/isylqSRe4qQ

Ros Thunder https://youtu.be/RJBtcuZ9Vow

Session 3

Adam https://youtu.be/pcVaO71RjpU

Sisi https://youtu.be/TGjslMl_els

Session 4

Julie Carroll https://youtu.be/HueusXBWRX0

Laura Darrel https://youtu.be/4237flJyfXM

Session 5

Bishop Martin https://youtu.be/mBdlVyoV7fc

Lent course for Younger people

The Year of Vocation Lent course for young people – Who Am I? Six youth group sessions that take young people on a journey of discovery to see that within the Kingdom of God they are called, included, alive, destined and most importantly have a story to tell and a story to live out.

Take a look at all the resources here