The Stories We Live: Finding God's Calling All Around Us
An Eight-Session Adult Faith Formation Program
What You Need
The Stories We Live adult faith formation program presents a dynamic and fresh vision for God's calling in our lives. The eight sessions in this program explore different facets of calling through Biblical texts, theological reflection, and personal stories of others. The book, Stories We Live by Kathleen Cahalan, is the primary resource for this program. In her book she describes calling in the following way:
We are called by God, who is the source of our callings. We are called to follow the way shown by Jesus and taken up by his disciples; this calling we share with each other. We are called as unique persons with a particular history and circumstance. We are called from the losses and grief we suffer over time, so that we can embrace life again. We are called to give our lives for others, not simply for our self-improvement or fulfillment. We are even called in our deepest suffering to carry out God’s purposes in mysterious ways. We are called through the people in our lives, because vocation takes root in community. And, finally, we are called together to live within God’s loving embrace, both now and in the life to come.
I am called:
as I am