Episode 22: Discerning Your Call to Ministry

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me as a guest host for a discussion on my new book Discerning Your Call to Ministry: How to Know For Sure and What to Do About It. Dr. Strachan is the Associate Professor of Christian Theology, and Director of the Center for Theological and Cultural Engagement at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Guest(s): Owen Strachan


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Typical ways people discern the call to ministry
  • How to think correctly about the call to ministry
  • Common misunderstandings related to the call to ministry
  • The Proper way to understand “Surrendering to the Ministry”
  • The indispensable “Desire” for the ministry
  • The necessity of holy ambition in the call to ministry
  • The local church’s role in the call to ministry
  • The importance of a local church validating one’s call to the ministry
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ call to the ministry
  • The character expectations of one called to the ministry
  • Questions to consider when discerning your call to the ministry
  • The responsibility of being ready to defend the faith for those who are called to the ministry


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