FREE Community Chat: Post-Easter Living Into Baptism – Mystagogy and Vocation

The next JBL Community Chat:            Easter: Living Into Our Baptism

Monday, April 17th at 7pm CT

So Easter has come, and the baptismal candidates have been baptized, and the re-affirmers have renewed their baptismal covenant. What do we do now?

How do we accompany them as they begin to live out that covenant? How do we help them discern what specific vocations the Spirit has called them to? And what gifts has the Spirit given them?  We will also discuss the Rite of Affirmation of Vocation for which the previous meetings help prepare the candidates.

JBL has an online a process for the Fifty Days of Easter designed to assist the newly baptized and re-affirmers journey from Easter to Pentecost as they prepare for the Affirmation of Vocation.  In it we recommend several gifts/vocation assessments.

The JBL resource is at:, Resources, Worship Resources, Ecumenical Rites, Mystagogy

The Rev. Taylor Burton Edwards, Minister of Word and Sacrament rostered in the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA and member of the JBL Eastern Seminary Conversation will lead our discussion on meeting content. Michael Marchal, a member of the JBL Board, will lead our discussion on the Rite.

Join us on Monday, April 17, at 7 pm CT with a readiness to ask questions and share experiences.

To participate register at  Put “Community Chat” in the subject line and your name, phone in the body of the text.  We will send you a Zoom link and your homework assignment nearer the date of the Chat.


Journey to Baptismal Living is an ecumenical community of Christians seeking to support formation in discipleship by exploring the meaning of baptismal identity, faith, and mission. The leadership offers training programs and events to develop skills and resources for baptismal preparation and for deepening faith in baptismal living.

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