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Vocations Month

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My vocation story: from Lost Boy to finding God in the desert

“The desert is a significant place where people can meet God. Even before Jesus, holy people used to withdraw themselves from their families and live in deserts to meet with God. I encountered God for the first time when I travelled the deserts and slept in deserts as a child – the desert is where my intimacy with him, before I became Christian, began,” says St Francis College formation student Mamuor Kunpeter, as Vocations Month continues

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Accepting the challenge

“God called Ross from a well-paid role in agriculture to a poorly-paid role in the Church…and he accepted the challenge. In comparison, ordained ministers are paid well these days, but there is still something deeply vocational about our role. It demands much of us and will take us to places that are physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging,” says Bishop Cam Venables

The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman recording her new podcast 'On Call' in the lead up to Vocations Month in 2021
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New ‘On Call’ podcast shares vocation stories

“I really hope that a simple podcast like this will allow people searching for their vocation to tap into the experiences of others. Storytelling can inspire and instruct, and give people a real insight into how they might serve God in their own life,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman, as Vocations Month continues

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ACSQ vocations walk – a pilgrimage of purpose

“I think that taking time out in the outdoors is a fantastic way to connect with God and God’s purpose for our lives. So, as part of my role as Director of Ordinands and Vocations, I am leading a one-day pilgrimage walk from the Mt Coot-tha summit to St John’s Cathedral so we can reflect on vocation and call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman

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The conversations that encouraged my call to ordained ministry

“I would not be where I am today without those critical vocation conversations – with the caring Society of the Sacred Advent sisters, the insightful parish priest and the wise friends. God uses ordinary people like you and me to initiate conversations of encouragement,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman on her call to the priesthood, as Vocations Month continues

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Welcome to Anglican Vocations SQ

“Following a vocation to the ordained life is an adventure waiting to happen and exploring your own sense of call is the first step. Talk to your parish priest, your family, your trusted friends – you can even give me a call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman