Calling: Where Context and Prayer Meet

In this Calling: Where Context and Prayer Meet course, explore how your social location prepared or prevented you from living into your God-given talents.

Takes approximately 3 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Calling & Vocation, Faith & Everyday Life, Faith & Work, Spiritual Practices, Thinking Theologically, and Work

Course Description

When we know ourselves well, we are better able to know God and hear God’s calling upon our lives. But it’s hard to see the factors that have shaped us. They are so close and familiar that they can be invisible. In this Calling: Where Context and Prayer Meet course, we’ll help you see your social location and how it has prepared or prevented you from living into your God-given talents and skills. And you’ll engage in spiritual practices that can provide a sharper sense of God’s invitation to serve in your specific context. By bringing your whole self and context before the Lord, you may be surprised at what God is calling you to do in this season.

We estimate that this will take you 3 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!).

Meet Your Instructors

Mary Ellen Azada

Mary Ellen Azada, an ordained PC(USA) pastor, has responded to God’s call in a variety of forms—from mission pastor, church planter, executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit organization, and school counselor. Formerly, she was the executive director of Fuller Careers and Personal Development. She has a Masters of Education in Counseling and MDiv with an emphasis in spirituality.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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