Matthew 9:35 “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
This is the typical, “call to seminary” verse. This is true in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC). There are a large number of congregations that are without a pastor. This was one of the reasons why I went to seminary. It is such an amazing thing that God calls sinful people to do His work in the World. Being a pastor is a very specific call for God’s work. I desire this call. I have been affirmed by many people in my desire of this call. Today, I was affirmed in this desire by the AFLC.
This affirmation allows me to consider a call from a local congregation in the AFLC. This is one step in the process of becoming a pastor in the AFLC. I look forward to the next step which will very likely consist of visiting congregations to see if we would be a good fit together for ministry.
Pray for my family and I as we continue to discern God’s calling.
If you are looking for some information because your congregation is in the call process, please take a look around this site for more information. Thank you and may the peace of the Lord be yours today.