Vocational Discipleship Gap

When it comes to empowering the next generation, how do you value the difference between occupation and vocation? David Kinnaman and Roxanne Stone from the Barna Research Group, discuss with us the importance of discipling the generations in their vocation.



David Kinnaman and Roxanne Stone

David Kinnaman is president and majority owner of Barna Group. He is the author of the bestselling books, You Lost Me and unChristian. You can follow David on Twitter @davidkinnaman.

Roxanne Stone is Vice President of publishing at Barna Group and the general editor of the FRAMES series. You can follow Roxanne on Twitter @roxyleestone 

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Emma March 10, 2016 at 10:07pm

There is this video about vocation in Barna's website: http://barnaframes.com/#frame2

I was a bit shocked with all the mid-class speech.

I pray that we do not get trapped into understanding Scriptures and vocation through Western eyes. Would all this keep being true for people living in Asian slums, or in extreme poverty, be it in rural or urban areas in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe? May God enlighten us with his truth, we so desperately need it.

Mariah Allione May 24, 2015 at 4:38am

I am 21 years old and for the past years had been struggling trying to know my calling in life and I recently gave my heart to the lord. Long story short watching this video was enlightening and I hope there will be more videos about this subject. Thank you :)

Joyce May 24, 2015 at 1:47am

This is so true.most times we don't know how to differentiate vocation and occupation and as people in the body of Christ there is job for all of us,we have been called into different things/spiritual gifts etc and that is what sets it apart from occupation...and as Christians we need this understanding!

Tina Limon May 23, 2015 at 2:11am

Wow! Thank you for this insight and wisdom. I love Propel and it's purpose. The information and encouragement I receive continues to confirm what I know God has called me to do and be.

Peggy May 15, 2015 at 11:48pm

This was so good to hear and I agree even if I have a few years on my life. Love this site...just found you!

Tanisha Bostic May 15, 2015 at 11:01pm

I LOVE this!! I am an entrepreneur starting a new business this year for career strategy and consulting and I am also a Christian who is passionate about helping people to live on purpose by first understanding their giftings. However, I've struggled with exactly how to convey my passion and purpose to help and this idea of connecting vocation to occupation said it perfectly. This is my goal to help people all over the world to find their place, become what God truly intended for them to be, so they can impact the world in a way that only they can. Thank you for this short video and for the work that you do around this topic. I definitely want to learn more and find out how we can work together on this critical mission to help the lost get found.

Amanda May 13, 2015 at 8:27am

I have never heard before about the difference between vocation and occupation.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Warm hugs from Brazil.

Victoria May 10, 2015 at 3:46am

I love this !! I often find myself thinking how I could place my 'vocational' knowledge of Christ into my everyday work place. I'm in beauty industry and find myself speaking with clients, then opportunity comes to bring up the Lord every now and then. It feels so good. This couldn't be truer, as I'm in my early 20s && know that if we all took those few opportunitys, we could propel.

Denise May 10, 2015 at 1:00am

So, how do we do that, disciple people in their vocations?