The Value of a Theological Education

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

The call to pastoral work is a call to lead the church to accomplish its work.Called people enter the ministry because they have sensed the hand of God in their lives and because they have heard the voice of God calling them to minister to his people.The ministry is not just a traditional job, a career among many careers.The ministry is a vocation and only those who have felt the sense of divine call to this vocation belong in the ministry.

Another reason people enter the ministry is because they want to be obedient to the call of God.The ministry is a call to obedience.God has given a mission to each believer and those who fill the call to pastoral ministry also accept the call to prepare themselves to fulfill that mission.

The pastor’s mission is to prepare God’s people “for the work of the ministry” or as the NIV…

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