…I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:1-3 (NRSV)
Vocation is more than what we do, it is also the way we engage the world as diversely-gifted people. Our unique capacities and callings illustrate God’s generosity and joy in us and the world. Some say that joy signals our callings. Do we have a passion for business? Do we thrive in service to the brokenhearted? Do we approach problem-solving with creativity and perspective? Do we lose track of time as we write? Opportunity and necessity, the needs aroused by “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14), might also show us ways we are uniquely positioned to responsibly lead or serve in a specific sphere. Upper House equips people in all fields and vocations to be stewards of their gifts and leaders in their fields. We see all work as laden with spiritual potential. We extend opportunities for individuals and groups to increase in vision and efficacy as servants and guides in every realm of life.