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God's peace can help us live above anxieties as we learn to trust in Him!

The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Take Your Next Step Into Ministry

Take Your Next Step Into Ministry

Helping you to prepare for
full-time ministry!

Paul J. Bucknell

The Next Step | God's Goals | Starting Point | Learning from others
Pursuit of Christ | Experience | Evaluation | Spiritual | Training | Relationships

The Starting Point


The Starting Point is part of the Take Your Next Step into Ministry series that helps a person interested in Christian full-time ministry (and tentmaking) understand different aspects of his or her call into ministry to become an effective servant of God.

Discerning and Affirming God’s ‘Call’ on Your Life to Full-time Ministry

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If you have just started seriously considering part or full-time ministry, you are probably trying to think through the many implications God’s call has on your life. Starting Point: Clarifying Your CallWe have supplied a number of questions to help you gain an overall understanding of your call and the general process of God’s training program.

Clarifying the ‘call’

Seeking direction

Parental blessing

God speaks to us through our parents even when they are older or unbelievers. They might not be able to fully understand what we are talking about, but it is important that we honor them by respecting their advice and taking it seriously.

Marital unity

The husband and wife both need to share the same willingness to serve the Lord.

Recognizing experiences

Training in God’s Word

Your spiritual life with God

Formation of concrete plans towards the goal

Do not be frustrated at ‘closed’ doors. Take the steps that you can. Pray about how to overcome those final barriers to reach that goal. Remember that God places those obstacles there to shape our own faith and give us opportunity to grow. This is our training.

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