Do you believe you’ve been called by God into pastoral ministry? Have you felt God’s hand on your life directing you into church leadership? If the answer is yes, it’s probably clear that you have questions about your calling and the steps you need to take next. Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry by Dave Harvey dives into the process of discerning the pastoral calling and how God is an active part every step of the way.
Understanding the Emotions
Everyone’s experience of receiving the call may differ, but in the end, the One sending the call is the same. You may have had initial reactions of joy and excitement which can later change into self-doubt and worry. Were you truly called or just caught up in a moving sermon? Is this the right path for your life, and do you have what it takes? Ask any pastor and he will likely share that he had doubts about his calling. Dave Harvey shares his own personal experience as well as stories from other men of God who were called into the ministry to help you understand and navigate your own journey.
Diving into the Word of God
With the use of six diagnostic questions, Dave Harvey helps those struggling define their calling and gives advice on what they should be doing right now to help prepare the way. He plunges into the Word of God to help you discern your calling and see God’s hand in the process. His use of Biblical and practical principles provides a platform for the newly called to stand upon and gain the confidence they need to boldly go into pastoral ministry.
Going the Distance
Having the wisdom of discernment enables the called to have a laser-like focus on the goal of pastoral ministry. It’s not an easy road to travel, but having the right mentors along the way that will help keep you encouraged is a blessing. In a world that may question the very existence of God, you may feel alone in this walk. Dave Harvey reaches out through his writing to assure you that you are very much in the presence of greatness. Don’t travel alone; use his tips to help you find the discernment and encouragement you need. See God’s faithfulness through it all and gain a knowledge of the beginning of pastoral ministry. Get your copy of Am I Called?: The Summons of Pastoral Ministry, and start your journey today!