Calling & Career (Nov/Dec/Jan 2010-11)

There comes a time in most any important venture—be it marriage, schooling, or a career—when the rose colored glasses come off and we realize we got more than we bargained for. In ministry, those feelings of disillusionment and frustration can be complicated even further by the disconnect between our heavenly calling and our human career. We answer the call of God, but find that people are even harder to please. We teach others about Christian love and community, but feel lonely and isolated ourselves. Our desire to serve selflessly can clash with our desire for success, stability, and reward. Our understanding of God’s vision may differ sharply from others' around us. This issue explores those complex intersections between the spiritual call to serve and the practical dilemmas of a career in ministry.

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