What is God’s specific purpose for my life? Is God calling me into the ministry? Do I have what it takes to walk people through the various seasons of their lives? Will I ever develop into a great public speaker? Will anyone take me seriously as a minister if I have moral failures in my past? What kind of training must I receive to become commissioned, licensed, or ordained by a church or other religious body? Many Christian men and women of different ages and backgrounds are asking these types of questions because they desire to serve God faithfully and more effectively. Some will pursue credentials in their respective church denominations. Others simply want a better understanding of the fundamental principles of biblical leadership and service. Ready to Serve: First Steps in Ministry Preparation and Practice will be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the basics and essentials of Christian ministry. It will explore several topics related to a minister’s calling to service, spiritual formation, personal development, practical training, and public assignment. Readers will learn how to become compassionate, competent, and capable ministers because the book will outline simple, creative, and proven strategies for growing in Christ and preparing for Christian service.
Ready to Serve will be released in 2020 by Urban Ministries, Inc.