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Checklist To See If You Are Called & Ready To Go Into The Ministry

  • Are you faithful to your local church (regular weekly services as well as any special services such as conferences)?
  • Do you participate in evangelism in your local church as well as in your personal life?
  • Have you ever lead anyone to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ?
  • Are you involved in one or more ministries in your local church?
  • Have you ever built a Sunday School class or another ministry to the point that your pastor and church family can clearly see God’s hand is on you?
  • Have you ever discipled anyone to the point that they are now serving faithful in church?
  • Can you stand-alone spiritually or do you need to be pumped up and propped up spiritually?
  • Do you have a problem finishing what you start?
  • Have you ever read your Bible completely (from Genesis to Revelation) at least one time? It is surprising that many want to enter into the ministry to teach others the Bible but themselves have never read it more than once (if that) in its entirety.
  • Do you have a problem submitting to authority? The common thought is that when you are in charge (pastor, missionary, teacher), no one will question or correct you, but the truth of the matter is that a spiritual leader has God and his congregation to whom he is accountable.

Here to Serve,

Jeff Bush

General Director of Vision Baptist Missions

Yokefellow Ministry

A ministry taught at Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA – we have many missionary families sent from our church and each family has a “yokefellow”, someone who yokes up alongside them.

Acts 14:26-28 – “And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. 27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.”

  • All we can do is recommend a missionary to the grace of 
God to do the work that He has called them to do
  • We trust them that God has clearly directed their path to 
their current ministry
  • They are promising to give themselves totally to carrying out the ministry that God has given them no matter how hard or discouraging it gets
  • They look forward to being able to come and tell us how God has worked in their ministry to His honor and glory
  • We ask them to promise to call or write us when they get discouraged instead of allowing Satan to win the victory in their life
  • They acknowledge that they believe that they are being sent out of Vision to accomplish the purpose God has for our church and that they are going in our place
  • As a church Vision must commit to love, support, and pray for these families

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