Podcast Episode #490
A call to ministry is intensely personal, but for many pastors the call shares a few common themes. Today, we discuss six of those themes.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Those in ministry often (and almost always) feel called to make a difference.
- A passion to reach the community is being realized by revitalization pastors and church planters.
- The primary call to pastor is to shepherd His people.
- Sometimes God gives a subtle call to ministry. For others, it can be a jarring call.
The six factors we discuss are:
- Desire to preach
- Desire to make a difference
- Passion to reach a community
- Heart to shepherd people
- A traumatic event
- Affirmation by people
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network
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