I went through an old box the other day and came across a wrinkled sheet of paper with some notes scribbled on it. I don’t remember when I wrote these notes or what the situation was surrounding their context, but reading through them was pretty thought provoking for evaluating my call to vocational youth ministry.
- What excites you? What do you get excited about?
- What drives you?
- What are you good at? What are your strengths?
- What are you bad at? What are your weaknesses?
- What ticks you off? What are your pet peeves?
- Who in the ministry do you look up to and respect?
- What kind of ministry are you attracted to?
- How has the way God wired you prepared you for ministry?
- What is God doing in your life spiritually?
- What are your spiritual gifts?
- Where is God leading you spiritually?
- What do you foresee in future ministry?
- Are you plugged into ministry right now?
- What past experiences do you have in ministry?
- What do others say that have seen you work in ministry?
- What do you see ministry as?
- Define ministry.
- Describe ministry.
- Do you see ministry as a lifestyle or a job? Why?
- All believers are called to ministry, but few are called to full-time ministry. Why you?
CALLING TO MINISTRY BASED ON THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
- Faithful — Can you do it every day with passion?
- Fruitful — Are there positive outcomes? (Is God blessing it?)
- Fulfilled — Do you enjoy it?
- If one of these are not present, then you’re in the wrong ministry. Two of the servants were FFF, but one wasn’t and buried his treasure.
Posted on September 27, 2006