Vocational Discipleship


For the past couple of years I have been working on a theme of vocational discipleship. Frost and Hirsch argued that ministry often occurs in “third spaces” between home and work. The more I struggled with this view (coffee shop ministry) the more it occurred that ministry has to be more holistic. I incorporated the work of discipleship both for families (family ministry) but also within the home (faithfulhomes.org) at NTS. I also began (thanks to the Kern Family Foundation’s Oikonomia Network support) coursework on discerning how discipleship occurs within and through the workplace. Two projects to date through NTS and I continue to find more resources in the same trajectory. What is the strength and limits of seeing discipleship as a core aspect of vocation?

About Dean G. Blevins

Dr. Dean G. Blevins currently serves as Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary. An ordained elder, Dean has ministered in diverse settings and currently also serves at the USA Regional Education Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene. A prolific author, Dr. Blevins recently co-wrote the textbook Discovering Discipleship and edits Didache: Faithful Teaching, a journal for Wesleyan Education.
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