Primary Factors That Led to a Pastor’s Call to Ministry

December 4, 2018
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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:

  1. Desire to preach
  2. Desire to make a difference
  3. Passion to reach a community
  4. Heart to shepherd people
  5. A traumatic event
  6. 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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