Five Really Bad Reasons for Entering the Ministry

Episode #351
August 4, 2017
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Podcast Episode #351

Vocational ministry is not the cake walk many make it out to be. And sometimes men or women enter ministry for the wrong reasons. Today, we discuss those reasons and issue five cautions.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Vocational ministry should not be an escape route for your secular job.
  • Vocational ministry is one of the most difficult jobs you can have.
  • Being a good public speaker is not the same as being a good preacher.
  • It’s important to have theological preparation when you are going into ministry.
  • Ministry is not an easy job.
  • Ministry is a high expectation and high demand job.

The five reasons we cover on the podcast are:

  1. Escape from a secular job.
  2. Fulfilling family expectations.
  3. When your spouse is not supportive.
  4. Not theologically prepared.
  5. Skewed views of the demands of ministry.

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