How do you know if you’re called to plant or pastor a church? Crossway hosted a Church Planting Panel at The Gospel Coalition back in April 2011. Dave Harvey shares some thoughts on calling.
Highlight: At 6:58 he brings up some “diagnostic” questions he’d ask a potential church planter or pastor:
- Are you godly?
- Would the people around you say that you have a passion for God?
- How’d your home? Your marriage? Your family? Your kids? (Invite him and others to examine).
- Can you preach?
- Do you love the lost?
- Can you shepherd people around you? Do you lead and do you care?
- Is there an external confirmation to your internal call?