Read Relevant Scripture

A very helpful basic step of considering pastoral ministry is reading relevant sections of the Bible. Here are a few suggestions. The first two relate to seeking God’s direction for your life. The rest are about the ministry.

You might want to read one of these passages a day for a week. Think about each one and how it impacts you. Journal your thoughts. Pray for God to use His Word to guide you. There may be parts you don’t understand or that you want to learn more about. Ask your pastor to explain them to you.

Romans 12:1-2

Psalm 25:1-10

Acts 20:28

Ephesians 4:1-16

1 Timothy 1:12-14

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 Peter 5:1-4

If God is directing you toward ministry, these passages will probably intrigue you. You will want to understand more of what pastoral ministry involves. You might even feel excited about the possibility.

Here’s another step you can take.