Has God called you to ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church as pastors, other as ministers, teachers and leaders. Writing to young Timothy, the Apostle Paul confirmed that if a man aspires to be a pastor, “it is a fine work he aspires to do” (1 Tim 3:1, NASB). Likewise, it is a high honor to be called of God into the ministry of the Church.
So if you believe that God is calling you to serve Him, it's time to answer his call and find out what's in store for your life. Part of answering God's calling is the process of discernment. Prayer, and talking with other Christians, is the best way to start. Consider the options that are before you, consider the talents God has given you, and consider what needs you can fill. Your call to salvation included your call to service. They are the same. Regardless of your current job or career, you are called to full-time Christian service. A "non-serving Christian" is a contradiction in terms.
The question then is "how do I best fulfill that call?" In Second Timothy, chapter 2, verse 15 we read: "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (KJV)
Depending on your particular call from God, you may find it necessary to continue your education to gain the skills and knowledge required to fulfill that call. At Trinity Graduate School and Seminiary we may be able to assist you in that part of equipping you to be a prepared for the task God has called you to do. In today's world, it is often difficult to just pick up and leave our jobs, our families and other responsibilities to pursue the needed time of study. Trinity Graduate School and Seminary offers quality and affordable online training to help you fulfill that educational need, while making it possible to meet the current demands of your life.
As you consider what God is calling you to do, prayerfully consider what Trinity Graduate School and Seminary may be offering you toward meeting that goal. Lastly, often your pastor or other godly people around you will start to see God’s calling on your life before you realize it yourself. Allow men and women of God to give you guidance in these matters. This is done by fellowshipping with mature Christians. The Bible tells us that when we surround ourselves with wise counsel our goals and direction in life will be established (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22; 24:6).
If you have discerned that God has called you to serve Him in a special way, why not contact us for further information on how we may be able to help you in reaching that goal.
May God bless you as you seek to serve Him.