Careers in Faith: Twitter Followers Sound Off On Finding Your Calling

Experts weigh in on professional purpose, ministry and fulfillment

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When it comes to the word “calling,” most think of preachers behind a pulpit giving rousing sermons to captivated congregations. But in terms of faith and spirituality — and jobs that encompass those themes — there can be a diversity of paths and theories that are linked to one’s purpose, career fulfillment and how they pay the bills.

Sometimes the subject of career, money and spirituality can get a bit sticky, but there’s no question that careers in religion hold similar issues when it comes to advancement and professional development.

On July 23, we talked with @blackenterprise Twitter followers on the concept of finding one’s calling, how faith professionals balance ministry and business, and the role of spirituality in one’s profession.

Experts weighed in, including entrepreneur and minister Aisha Taylor, the Rev. Deborah Martin, the Rev. Courtney Jenkins and religion professor Anthony Bradley, Ph.D, giving vital insight and candid advice on careers in faith:

@DrAntBradley: When someone encourages you in ways you desire but haven’t verbalized to anyone, it’s a signal.

@DeborahMMartin: Youth often struggle with a calling because we have been taught that “secular” jobs are not Godly assignments. Not true!

@RealTaylorMade: Successful balancing requires time-management, delegation, & equal commitment to all vocations. The blessing is in balance.

Check out more of the discussion below:

ACROSS THE WEB
  • @AllisonSmiles

    I think I have truly found my calling and I can not wait to see what HE has designed for me! I am infused with the belief that I can do ANYTHING! I am reminded daily that with a good spirit , faith, hard work, & knowledge – I can find solutions to most of life’s challenges. When all else fails I can use the internet as the useful resource it is & connect to those that have the answers! With that I have discovered that I can build an entire organization on passion and positivism! Building a circle with knowledgable people that have similar goals is success! That is business done the right way – what it was intended for! Thank you for sharing! I welcome communication by all! Stay tuned for @820Butterfly! Save the date: 820!