What is Discernment?
To discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to listen for God's voice and to grow in God's wisdom. We are constantly discerning the next steps. Sometimes the next steps take us miles away; sometimes the next steps take us miles inside. But all of our steps take us in a direction. As God trains you in the way you should go, and as you seek to stay in that way, you are invited to learn from others who are on the journey. Listen. Talk. Read. Sing. Pray. Journal. And do all of this knowing that you are not alone.
Practicing Discernment (real)
An introduction to a discernment exercise in which you will bring the questions of your heart before God and listen to God through prayer and through the Word.
Discernment Journal (pdf)
God leads us into our life's callings in many ways – through reading the Word, spending time in silence and solitude, talking with those who know us well, looking back on the experiences of our life.
This exercise is one possible guide for your vocational discernment. As you click through the exercises, read the text, reflect on the questions, and share your findings with God and with others in prayer and conversation.
A collection of helpful articles and books on the topics of discernment, vocation and ministry.
Lectures, discussions and meditations from the heart of a community that takes discernment seriously.
Prayers, songs, scripture passages, and art to lead you in your listening and growing.
Websites from several denominations on the topics of calling and discernment.