Discover Your Mission!

3-Fold Mission

It's September!  After three months of summer fun, relaxation and rejuvenation it's time to go back to school, to make ready for winter, to get back to work.

That makes September a great month to consider how God is calling you to serve the Kingdom of God!

The Holy Spirit equips each of us with spiritual gifts and gently invites us to use those gifts, along with our natural talents, to participate in the 3-fold mission of Jesus. Every Christian is called to participate in all 3 dimensions of Jesus' mission: to pray for others, to share the Gospel (evangelize), and to serve others in love. But each of us is also empowered and called to a specific way of serving the Kingdom of God. This unique call usually falls under one of the three mission, making it an emphasis in our spiritual lives.

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How Do We Discern Our Mission?

When it comes to discernment, Catholics rightly put a lot of emphasis on discerning our vocation. Your vocation is how God calls you into a particular "school" of charity, teaching you within the circumstances and relationships of your vocation to love with the love of Jesus.

Your vocation is your main calling and your mission falls within your vocation. Unfortunately, not as much emphasis tends to be placed on discerning our mission. How do we identify what spiritual gifts the Holy Spirit has given us? How do we know how God is calling us to use those gifts?

Good news! This month we're focusing on Spiritual Gifts and Mission! Sign up below to get a coupon for 20% off any resource in the "Spiritual Gifts and Mission" bookstore category.


You'll also receive access to our Spiritual Project for September, which is discerning your mission. You'll receive FREE

  • A video lesson on discernment
  • A quick video reflection on discerning your mission
  • A quick video reflection on discerning your spiritual gifts
  • Access to our online discussion

In addition to the discount, you'll be enrolled in this month's Spiritual Project.

Each month From the Abbey focuses on one area of spirituality and we talk about practical ways to grow in that area. This month's "Spiritual Project" focuses on discerning your mission and your gifts. We'll spend some time thinking more deeply about how God has called and equipped you to serve His Kingdom.

Join us for

  • A webcast on discerning your mission.
  • Spot checks (shorter webcasts) reflecting more specifically on your mission, on your natural gifts, and on your spiritual gifts.
  • A discussion on our Facebook page to help you think more clearly, ask questions, and support each other in the spiritual project.
  • Resources to help you take it even deeper - some of them free and some of them from the bookstore.