Ministry Calling: Spurgeon’s Three Tests of a Call to Ministry

The second test of ministry calling comes from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  In his essay “The Call to the Ministry” from Lectures to My Students, Spurgeon shares three tests of a call to ministry:

  1. Intense, all absorbing desire for the work.
  2. Apt to teach, possess qualities needful of the office of a public minister.
  3. Must see a measure of conversion work going on under his efforts.
What do you think about these ideas?