About AIC



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 even apply to Bible schools and seminaries – all to discover the answer to the question that refuses to be ignored:

“Am I called to preach, to plant or pastor,…am I called to ministry?”

God has entrusted the future of the church to these men and the future of these men to the church. Therefore, we thought any effort aimed at helping them discern their call, and providing some ongoing training in ministry, would be valued by most and strategic for all.

But that’s not all. Each week there are men approaching ministry, or already there, who want to know what it means to build churches that last. 

An idea was born. What if there was a credible website curated by an experienced pastor dedicated to helping men, their pastors and their church in this exciting journey?  What if there was a resource that would help some resolve the question of planting or pastoring and free them to serve contentedly in other roles within their local church? What if there was a site available to bible schools, training schools, mission agencies and seminaries that would serve potential applicants, so that the right men enter the right programs, and then graduate to start ministries that last?  What if there was a domain which could speed men along in their journey to settle the questions, “Am I called to ministry?” Or, What does it mean to remain fruitful in ministry?

This website exists to meet those needs. 

Through a free assessment, articles, regular blog posts, podcasts, online courses, and other resources, Am I Called? will help men understand what it means to better plant, pastor or lead within a local church.

In this video, Dave talks about why he created Am I Called?, and his hopes for the ministry:


DAVE HARVEY is a Teaching Pastor at Summit Church in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida, and serves as the Executive Director of Sojourn Network. Dave is also the founder of AmICalled.com, a leadership resource site helping men who feel called to plant or pastor, or are already in ministry. Dave has 30+ years of pastoral experience, with 19 years as a lead pastor. Dave chairs the board for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has traveled nationally and internationally doing conferences where he teaches Christians, equips pastors and trains church planters.  Dave has a D-Min from Westminster Theological Seminary and contributes regularly at For The Church and The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of When Sinners Say I DoAm I Called, and Rescuing Ambition, and Letting Go, a book he co-authored with Paul Gilbert. Married for 35 years, Dave and Kimm have four kids and two grandchildren.


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