The Call, God’s Gift
“Your calling is simply what God wants you to do with your life, and it is the key to life’s deepest level of contentment and satisfaction.” – Kristopher Barnett: Understanding the Call to Ministry. God’s call is a gift to every believer. Yet many believers do not intentionally seek to discover the gift of knowing what God wants them to do with their lives.
Discipleship, Every Believers Call
“Discipleship is not an option. Jesus says that if anyone would come after me, he must follow me. If you want to come after me—it’s a general term—if you want to have any experience of me, any relationship with me, you have to be a disciple…To be a Christian is to be a disciple.” Tim Keller: The Call to Discipleship
Work, God’s Call and Command
God calls us to become His sons and daughters. That is the primary call of salvation. He calls believers to forsake all and follow Him. That is the call of discipleship. But did you realize that God calls, even commands us to work?
Ministry, God’s Specific Call
“What is the call of God? The specific call of God acknowledges your place on the team and asserts your role in God’s redemptive plan. God offers His vision of your future and invites you to participate.” Kristopher Barnett: Understanding the Call to Ministry
Affirmation, God’s Assurance
God works internally within the called one to affirm His call and He works externally through others to further confirm that internal affirmation.