God does calls ministers, and presents these servants as gifts to the Church.
It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.
In everything we do, we are to spread the knowledge of the gospel.
I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.
Wouldn’t it be easier just to stay put and read a little more?
Those of us in the West with the resources and time to attend seminary should be grateful and be willing to use this privilege, not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.
From playing trumpet in the same band as former President Bill Clinton to getting bitten on the lip by a rat in Africa, Mark T. Coppenger has had a wide range of interesting and instructive experiences.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Robby Gallaty is the senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and founder of Replicate Ministries. 1. What would you want a seminary student to learn from your story? I still don’t know how they let me into seminary. I was a year-and-a-half from drugs and alcohol and they let me…