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Have you ever questioned your calling?

Have you ever questioned your calling?

Five pastors respond.
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Katherine Callahan-Howell

Look at the Fruit

Wilfredo De Jesus

Keep the Calling Fresh

Dan Kimball

Refreshed by the Mission

The great need reminds me why role is important.

No, I haven't questioned my calling. We shouldn't separate serving on a local church staff from people with "secular" jobs. I have the same "calling" as any other believer. Since I first became a follower of Jesus during my college years, I instinctively knew my calling was to make the gospel known and to serve a local church.

But I have questioned my role. There are times when the emotional weight of serving full-time on a church staff is very difficult. When I question this and want to go open a barber shop instead, it mainly comes from feeling the weight of the role. To escape those seasons of doubt, I only have to go downtown and watch college students walking around or think of the urgency of the mission. I immediately remember that this ...

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Dan Kimball is pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California.
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From Issue: Callings, Winter 2013 | Posted: January 16, 2013

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