Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry

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Crossway, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
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Many men have the skills to lead a church, but only some are called. Dave Harvey helps men considering pastoral ministry to see God's active role in the process of discerning their calling.

God's Word offers a clear framework for evaluating one's call, especially within the context of community. Harvey offers six diagnostic questions to help prospective pastors process their calling, and what they should be doing now if they aren't sure. Illustrated with personal and historical stories, Harvey explores biblical and practical principles for determining the pastoral call.

Over the past twenty-four years of ministry, Harvey has enjoyed assisting many men in discerning whether they are called into ministry. This book will guide you through that all-important process with wisdom and confidence in God's faithfulness in your life.

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Review: Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry

User Review  - Cody Brobst - Goodreads

Best book I've ever read and probably will ever read on the topic. So helpful in so many ways. Both great to draw out character flaws and things to work on/prepare for, but also great to weed out what ... Read full review

Review: Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

A helpful book for this season of my life. Dave has a wit about him that's infectious. You can tell he has much wisdom in this area, and brings some clarity to a topic that's wrestled with by many. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Dave Harvey (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the pastor of preaching at Four Oaks Community Church in Tallahassee, Florida. Dave has over 25 years of pastoral experience and has traveled nationally and internationally teaching Christians, equipping pastors, and training church planters. He served on the Sovereign Grace Ministries Leadership Team for 17 years and continues to serve on the board of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). Dave is the author of Am I Called?, Rescuing Ambition, When Sinners Say I Do, as well as a contributing author toWorldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas metroplex of over 10,000 people. His sermons are among the topselling (free) podcasts on itunes and he speaks at conferences worldwide. Prior to accepting the pastorate at The Village, Matt had a vibrant itinerant ministry for over ten years where he spoke to hundreds of thousands of people in America and abroad about the glory of God and beauty of Jesus. He lives in Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their three children: Audrey, Reid and Norah. 

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