here to help and encourage students sensing a
call to ministry

Called Retreat

For High School Students Sensing a Call to Ministry

January 22-23, 2021 • First Baptist Church, McKinney

Learn MorE

Michael Evans is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He explains the experience that led him to vocational ministry, wanting to live the life of Christ.

After drifting away from God, and returning, Lynn Harper tells of how God burdened him for others' salvation, and the passion he received for being called to ministry.

Ronny Marriott is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church Temple. In this video, Ronny talks about how his love for people led to a job in ministry.

Sabrina Sariles is the Youth Minister at Iglesia Bautista Getsemani, Fort Worth. In this video, Sabrina talks about how feeling called to ministry can feel like a struggle.

Linh Huynh is the English Ministry Pastor at West Houston Vietnamese Baptist Church, Houston. In this video, Linh talks about how other people encouraged him to join ministry.

Katie Kresge is a worship leader in Corsicana. Here, Katie talks about her call to minister in worship and the encouraging support she received with that calling.

Ready. Recognizing and Responding to God's Call

Perhaps you are sensing God inviting you into a conversation about serving him in ministry. This book will encourage you and answer some of your questions about recognizing and responding to the call of God in your life. Its purpose is to help you pursue God's call and to guide your search through prayer, Bible study, and reflection.

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We've found some great resources to help you as you listen to and follow God's call in your life. Check out the resources below, or view our full list, complete with brief descriptions, here.

  • Is God Calling Me? Answering the Question Every Believer Asks, Jeff Iorg
  • The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society, Henri Nouwen
  • Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Kathleen Norris


God still speaks to us through the scriptures. What better way to discern His calling than to spend some time in His Word? Check out the key verses below, or view our full list, complete with additional insights, here.

  • "Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)
  • "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2 (NASB)


Sensing a call to church ministry? Want to talk about it? Send us an email. We're here to help and encourage you.