Taking Stock – Part 1: The first steps on the road towards ordination

The road is long, with many a winding turn…

I met with a Vocations Chaplain for a second time last week so that he could affirm or quash my sense of calling.  As it also turned out to be our final meeting, and the start of a new stage on the exploration of ordination, it seems a good time to take stock of my experience so far.

In this, the first of a two-part blog I’ll document what steps I took before formalising the process and getting the wider church leaders involved.  Hopefully they will be helpful, especially if you are exploring a calling too.  The second part will look at my experience with the Vocations Chaplain. Continue reading