How Do I Know I Am Called To Be A Pastor?

Do you find that when you’re around people - you want them to know and love Jesus?  Are you concerned about their well-being and find that it is important to you?  When they ask you questions about Jesus-- it's hard to stop sharing how much He has done for you.  But there is something bigger and greater stirring in your heart to lead groups of people to know and love Jesus more.

Most want to preach and teach in a way that hearts will be changed.  You want to love everyone and convince them to love one another.  You might also have received the Spirit's leading to work on the struggles that hold you back from the life you know Jesus has for you.  One outcome of this type of training is that He will be with you as you work on foundational issues that will help you minister to others.  You are praying for "More Lord!"  You want more of an experience of God.  You want to know more about Him as seen in the Scriptures.  You want to articulate to others how He loves them.  You expect by taking courses in theology and ministry leadership, you’ll be sharpened and humbled for the work of ministry. 

The Journey to become a Pastor

Shepherding a flock is a noble task and in order to do it well, you need to be thoroughly trained in the Word of God and equipped with practical leadership skills. We recommend that you take courses from the following categories which will focus in on teaching and equipping you with the leadership skills you need for pastoring a church, while giving you the insight and knowledge of the Scriptures so that you can lead others well.

  • Recommended Courses +

    Vineyard Essentials
    Story of the Kingdom Croasmun & Williams
    Understanding the Kingdom Morphew
    Demonstrating the Kingdom Various Instructors
    Recommended for Pastors
    Spiritual Formation Summerell
    Hermeneutics 1 Morphew
    Philosophy of Ministry Venter
    Church Growth Nathan
    Heroic Leadership Strout
    Ministry Skills Courses
    Assimilation Chorlian
    Discipleship and Evangelism Mendola & Van Dop
    Homiletics Nathan
    Ministry to the Poor Howitt & Morphew
    Pastoral Care and Small Groups Hawes, Rees & Samuelsen
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Student Expectations

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