People of all ages came from across our diocese to LifeCall 2012 as the event becomes a firm fixture in the life of the Diocese of Liverpool.
Over 80 packed out a seminar led by Bishop James as he aimed to help participants understand how they can discern a call from God and make sense of the impact of that call on their lives. The Bishop was the keynote speaker in a packed programme of seminars that included Claire Morgans from YKids helping people think about working with Children and Young People, Richard Gedge discussing whole life discipleship and Richard Stone from Scargill House discussing new Monasticism.
And as in previous years the seminars looking at Ordination and Reader Ministry received a great deal of interest. We were also able to launch Directions, an exciting new course aimed at the active Lay person who wants to explore their vocation in more depth.
But LifeCall is about much more than seminars as organiser Debbie Ellison explains "we were able to take over the well of the Cathedral with stall holders from around the country looking at a host of different ways people could serve God and their communities." In the exhibition were various theological colleges, aid and mission agencies and even a Christian job agency.
We're already seeing LifeCall bear fruit. Stallholders reported many significant conversations were held during the day and appointments have been made by a number of people looking to pursue their own vocation.
"LifeCall is all about giving people the information and ideas to help them on their Christian journey"
explains Debbie "it's an unthreatening enviroment where those who wish to explore what God is calling them to can make that first step to discovering their Christian vocation."
LifeCall 2013 will be in the cathedral on September 28th 2013
Directions - Discover and grow your own ministry
Directions is an exciting new course for lay people wishing to discover and grow in the ministry and calling that God has given them. Launched at LifeCall it starts with an induction evening in November.