Call to Ministry

The Priestly Ministry of Peacemaking

We must be marked not merely by the courage to do battle when necessary but also the gentleness, wisdom, and endurance needed to win the peace.

How Should a Pastor Handle Criticism? This Book Gives Excellent Advice

Pastors are sinners dealing with sinners, so criticism is inevitable while ministering in a fallen world.

5 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

In our fallen world, sin knows no boundaries, sheep bite, wolves creep into churches, and life is hard.

The 8 Stages of a Long-Term Pastoral Ministry

One day every shepherd will give an accounting to the Chief Shepherd. May we be able to offer a good report from every stage.

Dear Seminarian, Go to Church Where You’ll be Most Useful

Without a Christ-centered desire to be useful to his church, personal preference and comfort become the deciding factors. When that happens, we have become consumers, and the church is our product.

Why I Left Ministry (Temporarily) to Learn More about It

During my time at SBTS, I’ve realized that I needed to leave ministry temporarily and give myself to studying the things of God full-time

Young Pastor, Your Ministry Heroes May Be Right There in Your Church

We should all be Timothy and Paul. That is the Kingdom of God. Disciples making disciples and the faithful learning from the faithful.

Are You a Church Revitalizer?

Discerning God’s call is often a difficult, and prayer-filled, endeavor.

Episode 35: Steve Gaines discusses Adrian Rogers and the SBC presidency.

Dr. York sits down with Steve Gaines (senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN) to discuss Adrian Rogers and the SBC presidency.

Episode 21: Trillia Newbell on equipping women & pursuing diversity in the Church

Dr. York sits down with Trillia Newbell (author, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC) to discuss training/equipping women & pursuing diversity in the Church.

Episode 15: The Mohlers on marriage, ministry, and SBTS

In this LIVE episode of Pastor Well, Hershael York sits down with Dr. & Mrs. R. Albert Mohler to discuss marriage, ministry, and SBTS.

Are you called to ministry?

God does call ministers, and presents these servants as gifts to the Church.

Does my church have to confirm my call to ministry?

It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.

Five terrible reasons to become a pastor

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.

Should I go to seminary?

Wouldn’t it be easier just to stay put and read a little more?