The Call of a Lifetime: How to Know if God Is Leading You to the Ministry

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Is God calling you or someone you know to the ministry? How can you find out for sure?

This practical book helps young adults understand what ordained ministry is and discern whether they are called to such ministry.

Follow Keith Drury on a guided tour through the ministry, where you'll learn: •what ministers actually do; •how to know if you are called to the ministry; •what kinds of jobs are available to ...

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The Call of a Lifetime: How to Know if God is Leading You to the Ministry

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Overview


Is God calling you or someone you know to the ministry? How can you find out for sure?

This practical book helps young adults understand what ordained ministry is and discern whether they are called to such ministry.

Follow Keith Drury on a guided tour through the ministry, where you'll learn: •what ministers actually do; •how to know if you are called to the ministry; •what kinds of jobs are available to ministers; and •how ministry affects dating, marriage, and family life .

This is an updated edition and includes an expanded FAQ section with questions students have asked about the call to ministry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898276725
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,488,865
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Keith Drury is author of more than a dozen books on practical spirituality. Keith is associate professor emeritus of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 13

1 What Is the Ministry? 15

2 The Difference between Ministry and the Ministry 27

3 What Is a Call to the Ministry? 34

4 The Minister's Family Tree 45

5 Kinds of Calls 58

6 Confirming Your Call 69

7 Women in the Ministry 80

8 God's Fingerprints on Your Life 93

9 Kinds of Ministry Jobs 108

10 Preparing for the Ministry 119

11 The Difference between God's Call and God's Leading 133

12 Dating, Marriage, and the Ministry Lifestyle 143

13 Your Ordination Service 152

14 Your First Decade of Ministry 160

15 Frequently Asked Questions 169

Epilogue: Seeing Your Life through the Rearview Mirror 190

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