Discerning Your Call to Ministry by Jason K. Allen
Little description:If you are considering the ministry, there are two mistakes to avoid. The first is taking up a calling that isn’t yours. The second is neglecting one that is.
Discerning Your Call to Ministry will help you know the difference. A tool for seminary students, pastors-in-training, and even current pastors, it serves to confirm or prompt deep thought about the calling to ministry through 10 probing questions, including:
- Do you desire the ministry?
- Does your church affirm your calling?
- Do you love the people of God?
- Are you willing to surrender?
Pastoral dropout rates are high, and seminary admission rates are declining—signs that many of us don’t quite know what we’re signing ourselves up for. Author Jason Allen, a former pastor and the president of North America’s fastest growing seminary, gives readers a better picture of the calling. Presenting a series of diagnostic questions informed by Scripture, church history, and his own experience, he helps those seeking ordination or ministry positions make confident decisions about their service to God, one way or the other.
Genre: Christian Living/ Spiritual Living/ Theology/ Daily Growth
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
Some people wonder about their call in the ministry, and some even have received prophecies about their future, but where to go afterwards?
Jason describes his journey to the call God had placed in his life. What does it mean to be called and how to go from the head knowledge to the actual active service. The biggest pet peeves for Christians are when they try to pull someone’s else call into their shoes or when they ignore their call altogether. As a Christians, we cannot abandon the ministry God fashioned us to do in the world, even if it’s seems insignificant… There is no job to little in God’s Kingdom, because everything is perfectly fit and carefully planned by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
But what to do if we know the calling? The main work-in- progress that God produces in our lives is character building.
Provided by Moody Publishers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.