So You Want to Be a Pastor? (Part 2)
This is the second part of an ongoing series on preparing for pastoral ministry. Check out part 1 here. Today, I want to discuss the second one.
Pursue Ministry Now
Ministry is not for the future. If you want to be a pastor, get your hands dirty in ministry today. Look for oppurtunities to disciple and evangelize. Be the first person at church on Sunday so you can serve in whatever way is needed.
In part 1 I provided three verifications of a future in vocational ministry. None of those verifications will exist if you are not currently engaged in ministry. If you desire to be a pastor, you should be the most active worker in your church, today.
Along these lines, it is also important to be humble in your ministry. If you are considering pastoral ministry, you probably don’t know all there is to know about it; don’t act like you do! Be willing to serve in ways that don’t earn glory and recognition. Set up chairs, man the sound board, teach a kids class, or work in the nursing home ministry. Don’t limit your ministry to the areas you think that you are especially suited for.