Curious about ministry?

Where do I start?

Jesus Christ is building His church.

He employs His people in this grand work.

Some will be pastors.

“If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task” (1 Timothy 3:1, ESV). Overseer is referring to a pastor. If you desire to be a pastor, you’re on a good path!

NextShepherd is here to help guide the next generation of men who will be pastors. How do you know if you are meant to be a pastor? What steps should you take?

Follow the links below for information and encouragement.


What was the first thought you had about ministry? 

I remember mine . . .


What should you do if you are curious about the ministry or if someone suggests you think about it?

You should take those thoughts and suggestions seriously.


Here are three simple steps you can take as you consider pastoral ministry.

Read Relevant Scripture

Pray for God to Direct You

Connect With Your Pastor


You might have heard of a call to ministry.

Is there such a thing? If so, what is it?
How do you know if you’re called to ministry?


What does a pastor do?

He teaches and preaches the Bible, the Word of God.

He provides spiritual care for people.

He leads and oversees the church.


When you think about ministry, you might feel inadequate. You’re not alone.

God will enable you to do what He calls you to do.


What about school? A major step on the pathway to pastoral ministry is education.

Here are some reasons to pursue a Bible education.


Get in Touch

We would love to talk with you about your role in Christ’s church-building work. Reach out with a message, or follow the link below to see how we equip men for ministry in our Pastoral Studies Program.

Faith Baptist Bible College Pastoral Studies

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