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Called by God? A Handbook for Those Testing Christian Vocation by Stuart Buchanan

Called by God? A Handbook for Those Testing Christian Vocation


Called by God? A Handbook for Those Testing Christian Vocation by Stuart Buchanan

Stuart Buchanan draws on a wealth of experience in discerning vocation and offers invaluable advice to all those who are required to test someone's calling, be that to full time ministry, mission work overseas or at home, or pastoral and youth work in the community.This book will help you to gain a deeper understanding of what a vocation is and to appreciate the diversity of meanings encompassed by this word. It also gives practical advice on how to develop a selection strategy, how to draw up a person specification for vocational ministries, how to get the best from interviews - including how to explore faith issues and how to listen effectively - and how to make decisions and break the news.This book will give you the confidence and knowledge to test Christian vocation and it will enable you to discern God's call more clearly.


'A must-have resource for all those involved in interviewing and helping Christians to explore their calling.'
Jo Jowett, Associate Director, Christian Vocations

About the Author

Stuart Buchanan has worked for nearly 30 years for the Church Mission Society encouraging, nurturing and testing vocation for mission service. He has taken part in vocation events at diocesan and national level. For the last 15 years he has been involved in training interviewers and, as well as working throughout the UK and Ireland, he has worked for churches and mission agencies in Nigeria, Kenya, Singapore and Seoul. He is the author of On Call (BRF, 2001).

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Publication date

1st September 2008


Stuart Buchanan

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SPCK Publishing


192 pages




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