Am I Called? is a ministry of Dave Harvey and friends, based in Four Oaks Church, in Tallahassee, Florida. We want to help men find their call to gospel ministry and to help churches find called men.
Through articles, regular blog posts, podcasts, and other resources, Am I Called? will help men evaluate whether or not they are called to pastoral ministry, as well as help churches find men who are called to pastoral ministry.
Each week all over the world, there are men – often younger but sometimes middle aged or beyond – who earnestly wrestle with a nagging question. They have dreams and drives. They query friends, consult pastors, exhaust mentors, and sometimes
Dave Harvey regularly interviews key Christian leaders to discuss the issue of pastoral calling, as well as pastoral leadership in general. You can listen to all the episodes on iTunes, or you can listen to them below. Episode #16 –
In the book, Am I Called: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry, there are six questions which a man must ask himself in order to evaluate whether or not he is called to pastoral ministry. These resources are organized according to those questions. We’ve
The gospel compels us to shape a culture where the shepherds can still receive shepherding.
To say it another way, eldership is not seen as a “destination,” but as part of God’s means to continue to sanctify and shape those men whom he calls to be elders. I’m arguing that it’s not enough to have a functional eldership (though that’s certainly a good start). The gospel compels us to shape a culture where the shepherds can still receive shepherding—a culture where leading others isn’t only about where I’m taking them, but where God is taking me, where the day-in, day-out realities of shepherding are the raw materials for confronting my own idolatry, leaning into my weakness, and growing in grace. Obviously Gospel Eldership can’t create this culture; but it can be a helpful resource.
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In my last post, we talked about the first two check engine lights that will help your elders build a healthier culture, and in turn model a healthy culture for your church. First, we looked at the Agreement Cylinder. Elders
This is a guest post from Zack Eswine, Pastor of Riverside Church and Director of Homiletics at Covenant Seminary. This is the conclusion of Zack’s two-part series on Am I Called. You can read part one here. In it, Zack discuss
This is a guest post from Zack Eswine, Pastor of Riverside Church and Director of Homiletics at Covenant Seminary. The Apostle Paul was physically and emotionally worn out. Fear thunderstormed his soul. Conflict awaited him. He had no rest. Rather
Recently, I had the honor of preaching at our Good Friday service. During the message, I made a passing reference to a Hebrews passage that appeared to resonate deeply with some church folk. It was one of those unforeseen moments