KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry for Mission, a fairly new group at the St Simon Catholic Church Likas, had been holding meetings since May, this year.
Its leader, Derek Chong (pictured), said that the “Calling Support group meets about twice a month to explore what it means to be called personally by God”.
“We plan to meet up for the length of one year where we will look into the fundamental truth that we need to come to a deeper knowledge of our calling,” he said, adding that their journey is divided into four parts namely: (1) Knowing the true God, (2) Knowing myself, (3) Know my personal call (from Being to Doing) and (4) Response – How can I express that practically?
“Our meetings are normally held on Wednesday evening. When we meet, we first take some time to get in touch with where we are at and pray.
“Then a short feedback from our last meeting and how we have responded to the conviction we had. Then, we explore a topic that leads us to a response.”
He said there are a total of nine active members at present.
“Most of us are members of the parish who have been serving in different ministries for some years while sensing the need to come closer to the knowledge of the personal call.”
The Ministry will have a weekend retreat on calling some time this year, he said.
* featured pic by Douglas Yu – Cross in the Church