Filed under: Calling | Tags: am i called?, call to ministry, dave harvey, humility
by Mike Plewniak
For all the guys who attended our session with Bill at Vision Quest, I wanted to post some of the resources we mentioned.
First of all, here is the message by Dave Harvey about the difference between Godly ambition and selfish ambition.
Also, here is the booklet Dave wrote about the ministry and discerning the call to ministry. You can also download this book for free! Along with the book, here is the whole set of messages which I would encourage all you guys to listen to several times.
This booklet and messages walk thru: what it looks like to be a pastor, what the job of a pastor is, the character that is required for those desiring to be a pastor, the gifting that is required to be a pastor, and how to discern if this is something that God is calling you specifically to do. This material could not be more helpful for guys like you who feel something of this subjective call. Take advantage of these free messages and free book!
Finally, Bill highly recommended all of you read “Humility” by CJ Mahaney.
CJ writes: “The difference couldn’t be more stark. As sinfully and culturally defined, pursuing greatness looks like this: Individuals motivated by self-interest, self-indulgence, and a false sense of self-sufficiency pursue selfish ambition for the purpose of self-glorification. Contrast that with the pursuit of true greatness as biblically defined: Serving others for the glory of God. This is the genuine expression of humility; this is true greatness as the Savior defined it.”