Resources on Discernment

  • Practicing Discernment (Click or download here)
    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 Exercise
    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.
  • Reading Resources
    A collection of helpful articles and books on the topics of discernment, vocation and ministry.
  • Discernment at CTS
    Lectures, discussions and meditations from the heart of a community that takes discernment seriously.
  • Worship Resources
    Prayers, songs, scripture passages, and art to lead you in your listening and growing.
  • Websites
    Websites from several denominations on the topics of calling and discernment.

United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
The United Church of Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
United Church of Christ
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Reformed Church in America