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,
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