Calling Out The Called: Practical Ideas for Churches Needing to Fill Ministry Positions

Shane Pruitt serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He has been in ministry for over 20 years as a denominational leader, church planter, lead pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master’s Degree in History. Shane is also a traveling communicator speaking to over a hundred thousand people about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 3 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. Shane and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC’s Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017. Shane has written two books 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God’s Truth Is Infinitely Better, and Calling Out the Called: Discipling those Called to Ministry Leadership (Release date – November, 2022). Both are available everywhere books are sold. He is also the host of the podcast, Next Gen on Mission (available on podcast platforms), and the YouTube Channel – GenSend. In this episode we discuss: • The “Paralyzed Church” • Scott declares that UGA will beat BAMA in national title game • “We’re shuffling shepherds around, but not raising any up” • The nation-wide struggle of mass ministry openings and the “pool is dry” • The 3 distinct “callings” in scripture • What’s the difference between everyone’s call and a specific call to vocational ministry? • Reasons we are seeing a decline and obstacles for leaders to call out the called • The beautiful tension of the pastor transferring his heart for calling out the called and Holy Spirit driven call to ministry • 5 things leaders can do to make calling out the called a priority
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