So, you said, “Yes” to the call to ministry. Maybe yours was a big loud YES! Or maybe it was mumbled, barely audible even to your own ears. However it sounded, your yes has joined you with a great company of believers seeking to amplify God's work in the world.
Understanding and living into your call is a lifelong journey of learning to trust and walk closely with the Spirit. In Yes!?: A Field Guide for Those Answering the Call to Ministry, Dr. Marilyn Elliott presents a crash course on what it means to start this very personal, but very rewarding adventure. While the call brings unexpected challenges and often the next steps may not be clear, you can be assured that you are always being led.
Marilyn Elliott said YES! to the invitation from God to follow boldly in 1976. Her YES! has led to thirty-five years of rich pastoral ministry in partnership with her husband, Steve, as well as preaching and retreat ministries in places around the world. But the real impact of saying YES! has been a life set free from fear, a marriage maturing into a feast of love, and a heart of deep compassion for people. Marilyn is currently vice president of Community Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary.
*Church leaders interested in a free preview copy for possible congregational use can email jessie.green(at)seedbed.com.