How can I know I am called to be a Pastor?
A call to ministry comes through a personal walk with Christ over time, through faithful application of the ordinary means of grace: The Word, prayer and ministries of the church.
A man faithful in his daily devotional life will learn to heed the internal voice of the Holy Spirit in conjunction with Scripture if he is called and will have little doubt about it. The leadership of his local church will discern his giftedness and confirm that call. A call to ministry is no different from other personal leadings through the ordinary means of grace.
In the New Testament, a call is both internal and external; a blend of the subjective and objective.
The internal is the testimony of the Holy Spirit combined with the word of God. The external is the recognition of it by the local church leadership. These two point toward training and ordination.
If a man asks how he can know he is called to be a pastor, the answer will probably be found in the quality of his devotional life.
If you suspect you might have a call to the pastorate, we would like to talk with you.
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Free Seminary course to help you know if you are called to be a Pastor.
LAMP Theological Seminary equips faithful servants for ministry with the teaching and mentoring that is true to Biblical discipleship. We recommend that those who are trying to discern if they have a calling from God to be a Pastor sign up for our free "Called to the Ministry" course. This course will investigate God’s Word to discover the elements that must accompany the call to be a Pastor. The course's main goal is to impart to the student a biblical understanding of what it means to be called into the pastoral ministry. Click here [ TO THE CONTACT ME FORM] to contact Pastor Hernando and learn more about how to sign up for this free course.