Ministry Calling: Five Biblical Tests of the Call to Ministry

The first set of questions for thought about vocational ministry calling come from Dr. Daniel Akin, the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  These are adapted from his Expository Preaching class notes.  Here are five biblical tests of the call to ministry:

  1. Do I meet the qualifications of a preacher set forth in the Word of God?
  2. Have I the witness of the Spirit in my heart that God has called me?
  3. Has the gift of the ministry become evident in my life and service?
  4. Has my church recognized and confirmed my ministry gift?
  5. Has God used my ministry gift to the salvation of souls or the edification of the saints?

What do you think about these questions?