As you read the Bible, it becomes crystal clear that you weren’t created by chance or just to consume resources – to merely eat, breathe, and take up space! God designed you to make a difference with your life. Jesus’ commission to His disciples before ascending into heaven was “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20a, NIV). Therefore, being a disciple of Jesus Christ is about active involvement in His mission through ministering in His name and sharing your faith with a lost world.
William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, affirms Jesus’ challenge:
” ‘Not called!’ did you say ‘Not heard the call’, I think you should say. ‘Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help …Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.’ “
~ William Booth.
The real challenge today is to hear God’s specific call amidst all the many ambient noises and distractions of our world – to explore what God wants each of us to do for Him!
EXPLORE provides space for you to investigate and discover more about God’s calling for your life, as well as to help you identify and confirm, whether that calling is specifically to Officership.