When Christians ask about calling or vocation, it usually means, “Is God calling me to a particular job, profession or type of work?” The reason this question is so significant is because the work we do is important to God. If work is important, it makes sense to ask what work God wants us to do. In the Bible, God does call people to particular work, and gives all people various kinds of guidance for their work. Although Scripture seldom uses the word “call” to describe God’s guidance to jobs, occupations or tasks, these occurrences in the Bible do correspond to vocational “calling.” In the Bible, the concept of calling goes deeper than any one aspect of life, such as work. God calls people to become united with Him in every aspect of life. But this can only happen if we respond to Christ’s call to follow Him. Here are five types of calling in the Bible.