I need some help and I need some opinion from some Young Clergy (Elders, Deacons, Candidates, whoever!). For those of YC who accepted a call into the ministry in High School or College please leave me a comment or contact me via email at revjimparsons at gmail dot com.
Here are the questions I need help flushing out.
- Who helped you realize you were called into ministry? Pastor? Associate Pastor? Youth Minister? Friend? Crazy street corner lady? Angel from God? Parents?
- During your High School and College years, what kind of support did you get exploring your call to ministry?
- Is there something that would have helped you more during those formative years? A mentor? A group of peers exploring their call as well? Internships to get hands on experience in ministry?
- What event/person/experience solidified your calling and gave you the strength/patience/fortitude to continue or go through the ordination process?
Any feed back would be very helpful and thanks for your help.