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Recognizing the call of God requires Spirit-given discernment and insight from others.

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Pastoral Envy

Pastoral Envy

Dear Lord, please give me a mega ministry when I burn out.
Between Two Worlds

Between Two WorldsSubscriber Access Only

How two pastors are helping people integrate faith and work.
Experts in Weakness

Experts in WeaknessSubscriber Access Only

I don't fit the typical definition of a "strong" leader, and I am glad I don't.
What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
The Rocky Road to Bethlehem

The Rocky Road to BethlehemSubscriber Access Only

Jason Meyer's calling to succeed John Piper at Bethlehem Baptist Church was clear but not easy.
A Tough Act to Follow

A Tough Act to Follow

A conversation with Jonathan Falwell.
Change Is Constant

Change Is Constant

... and bittersweet.
The Way We Do Things Here

The Way We Do Things Here

How a doctor showed me that efficiency can be another word for the sin of impatience.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Calling topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Lashed to the Mast

Lashed to the MastSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Pastors often become preoccupied with their approval rating instead of their pastoral integrity, but pastors must remember that they were not called to please their congregation.
When Your Wife Resents Your Call

When Your Wife Resents Your CallSubscriber Access Only

A disconnect at home has a variety of causes.
Why THIS?
Common reasons why spouses don't always support the call to ministry, and why the minister is sometimes at fault.
God's Calling Plan

God's Calling Plan

So what exactly is a call to ministry?
Why THIS?
Authoritative ministry is grounded in a genuine calling.
God's Call Waiting

God's Call Waiting

Be faithful where you are while you wait for God's call.
Why THIS?
John Ortberg reveals how he received his "call" after 30 years in ministry and how he learned that the call is not always as glamorous as it sounds.
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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