Ordained Ministry Menu

Each person feels God’s call in a different way. Sometimes during prayer or communion, you may feel a strong urging or encouragement to consider full-time ministry. On a mission trip or at a church retreat, you might sense that God seems to be inviting you to consider ministry as a vocation. Sometimes, however, you may sense that calling while you’re in the middle of one of your everyday routines – attending class, working at your job, or spending time with friends. And it may be that someone has said something to you that started this train of thought. However, when the invitation comes, you have to decide how you will answer that call; whether God is calling you to use your gifts and talents as an ordained minister.

You also need honest feedback. Talk with your family, friends, and your pastor or another ordained deacon or elder. Share your thoughts and plans with these people and ask their advice. How do they see you sharing your skills, gifts and talents with others?