Training and Calling

20 May

Mark Driscol just posted a brilliant article on training men for ministry over on theresugence.

The gist of the article is that we should be training those in the church who are called rather than calling those who have taken it upon themselves to get trained. The difference is subtle but represents a massivly different way of thinking.

I’m thankful that AmmanfordChurch believes in training those who are called. Our current pastor is a product of our youth system and was given the chance to learn at the feet of our previous pastor. I am also a product of the iconic Cellar and have not only been given the opportunity to study and serve under the pastor for 2 years but also to attend Theological College for 2 years to back that up.

Definitely worth a read if your anything to do with a Church.

p.s. sorry for simply linking to stuff, normal blogging will resume once exams are over…tomorrow afternoon!

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2 Responses to “Training and Calling”

  1. huwey 25/05/2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Very interesting. Good stuff.

    Though I wonder what Driscoll would say to those people with a passion for ministry, sitting in churches which have little or no practical vision for identifying/training called young men and women? “Keep on waiting”, or “get on and do it”?

    (I’m not ‘having a go’ – I’d love to know his thoughts, though!)

    • sammydaviesjr 29/05/2010 at 10:10 am #

      To know his thoughts you’d probably have to ask him! I;d guess something along the lines of, “Go to a decent church”

      Remember this is aimed at people who are in leadership already in churches urging them to have this attitude.

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