As believers most of have heard of the five fold ministry mentioned in Ephesians, 4:11-12. "And He gave some as Apostles, and some as prophets and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of servic, to the building up of the body of Christ."
For a long time, Christians have sometimes felt inferior if they didn't have a call from God in one of the above ministries. As a result, they didn't believe they had anything to give their local body of believers other than "volunteer" time.
The body of Christ has also seperated the so called "secular" from the "sacred". What this has done is to totally seperate their careers or jobs from any calling one might have. After all, if God "called" you, you went into one of the five fold ministries, otherwise you found a job or went into a career other than in church service. Believers often felt their choice of job or career wasn't valued within the church, unless one went into one of the five fold ministry positions.
Yet, thankfully, the body of Christ has discovered calling to a vocation, other than one of the five fold ministry positions. The word "vocation" comes from the Latin word "vocare" or "voice". The meaning is to follow the voice of God. Another meaning is "to do what we are called to do".
Every believer has a calling; a purpose God has given to them. He has given us various gifts, and talents that can be used in all spheres of society.
As you see by the diagram below, the Kingdom of God has influence over all the eight spheres of influence in society. God wants to expand His influence into all of the eight spheres. He wants to use you and I to do that.
You have talents, gifts and passions that match work/ministry that God has called you to in all of those spheres of influence.
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