In this episode, Brian Croft and Scott Wells discuss how men can prepare for pastoral ministry.
Hello Brian and Scott,
I just finished listening to Prepare to Shepard. As I look back over my thirty one years of ministry calling so much resonates with my experience. From the beginning three pastors and a bible college confirmed my calling from the Lord to full time pastoral ministry. I knew that He had called me, I just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t imagining or dreaming up something on my own. Although they all confirmed the calling on my life, their questions were few and quick. No ministry suggestions were offered. As I attended college I noticed some of the other students were well equipped because they had been mentored. I searched over the next ten years looking for a mentor. When I prayed and found a seasoned pastor that might work with me, I always received similar responses. They each told me “You don’t need a mentor. You know what you are doing.” My Father in heaven Did not forsake me. So now I want to help others that are struggling like I did. I really have been gifted, because of my passed, to reach out to pastors that need help. I am applying with the North American Mission Board to work in the area of revitalization and church replant. It is through the application process that I heard you today. I will be a steady subscriber to your podcast from now own. However I am always looking for more tools to be better equipped. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your investment in the Kingdom.
Your Brother in Christ,
It helped me think about need of mentor who work along with a new pastor candidate. It will be wonderful to have such a mentor or coach who may walk along side with a new pastor prospective.
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