Mentoring Those Called To Vocational Ministry - Part 1

A mentor, by definition, is one who is a trusted counselor, guide, tutor, or coach. As ministers of the Gospel, we have the great privilege of mentoring young leaders and Gospel workers. My purpose is to share several qualities of a Godly mentor. Model Christ-like Behavior. The greatest gift you could give a young man or woman would be to live a Godly life before them. Someone has said, “example is not the best teacher; it is the only teacher!” Notice what the Lord Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) ESV Read More
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Are You Unfit For Ministry?

Four easy ways to determine if you are prepared for ministry A young couple plans to have a baby. They save money and clear an extra room. They buy a crib, a rocker, diapers, baby bottles, and anything else a baby might need. Now I ask you, those of you that have a child, is this couple truly “prepared” for what they are about to receive? I hear the roar of your laughter. The old saying goes that if you wait until you are fully prepared for a child then you will never have one. After the birth of their child, many parents find themselves feeling inadequate and unprepared, determining that they are failures and unfit to be parents, even though they may have all the baby accessories. Much like parenting, you may feel as though you are unfit for ministry. Before moving on, let me define “ministry.” I am not referring to the work conducted by pastors and church leaders exclusively. I am referring to that responsibility which Jesus has placed upon each believer. Read More
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