The Lord calls people to be pastors, missionaries and ministers. The church works to call out the called. Let us be diligent in teaching people that God gives some to be pastor/teacher.
Michael Duduit explores several important first steps to take once someone has sensed a call to ministry.
Bryan Cribb discusses the biblical illustrations of God’s call to ministry.
The call to ministry is divided into two distinct categories, general and specific which can help illuminate our understanding.
A clear call to ministry isn’t optional—it’s essential. Only a clear call from God kept Isaiah true to his task to render hearts dull, ears heavy, and eyes blind (Isaiah 6:10). Only a supernatural call drove the apostle Paul to remain faithful even as he suffered for the sake of Christ (Acts 9:16; 2 Corinthians 11:24-12:10). Indeed, gospel ministry is …