This weeks’ post was the first of a 2-part series on the idea of “Call” in ministry. If you missed it, you can click here to read it.
Here are some resources I have found helpful for diving further into this important subject.
- Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today, by Mark Labberton. I’d suggest looking at page 45 where Mark speaks of the call of every Christian to live as a follower of Christ in every aspect of our lives. This, Mark says, is “our primary calling”. We begin where we are.
- Hearing God’s Call, by Ben Campbell Johnson, Beginning on p. 34 Ben examines eight ways God calls us. This is a good checklist we can hold up and compare to our own experience of God’s call.
- Finally, this article by Melissa Lauber is helpful in articulating what she calls the “cycle of God’s call” – that is, steps we actually go through in discovering and living out God’s call on our lives.
How about you? How have you heard or wrestled with God’s call on your life?