Calling Out the Called: Discipling Those Called to Ministry Leadership (Hardcover)

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Ministry comes with many weighty responsibilities. Ministry leaders are called to teach, serve, and lead. But in leading those under their care, there comes a moment when they recognize the future leaders under their leadership. With this recognition comes an all too familiar question: What comes next?
 
In Calling Out the Called, Scott Pace and Shane Pruitt answer this question by giving direction, encouragement, and a charge for ministry leaders to recognize the future leaders in their midst and do what needs to be done for the future of ministry: the calling out of the called.
 

About the Author


Scott Pace currently serves as the Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC where he also teaches as Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Carolina State University, a M.Div. and Ph.D. in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His ministry as a pastor has extended over 20 years in a variety of full-time and interim capacities through three states. He has been married to his wife, Dana, since 1999. They have four children, Gracelyn, Tyler, and Tessa, and Cassie.

Shane Pruitt serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their six children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, Morris, Elliot, & Glory. He has been in ministry for over 20 years as a church planter, lead pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master’s Degree in History.

Shane is also a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to over a hundred thousand people about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 3 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. He is also a monthly guest and contributor on the Point of View Radio Show that airs on over 300 stations nationwide. Shane and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC’s Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017.

Shane has written two books 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God’s Truth Is Infinitely Better, and Calling Out the Called: Discipling those Called to Ministry Leadership (Release date – November, 2022). Both are available everywhere books are sold. He is also the host of the podcast, Next Gen on Mission (available on podcast platforms), and the YouTube Channel – GenSend.

Praise For…


“In recent years the issue of “calling to ministry” has taken something of a backseat. Some dismiss the idea all together. I believe this is a tragic mistake. Knowing you are called by God to a vocation of Christian service can help sustain you through the valleys of ministry that will inevitably come. Further, understanding the nature of ministry can give you the essential mind and heart necessary to endure to the end and finish well. CALLING OUT THE CALLED addresses both of these important issues superbly. It is an excellent work. I will be quick to recommend it for years to come.”   
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

“It has been one of my great joys in life to help many young future pastors walk through the process of discerning their call to ministry. Now Scott Pace and my friend Shane Pruitt have done an incredible job of putting those key steps into a book. We hear far too often about pastors who have become discouraged and walked away from their calling. Without a doubt, pastoring is hard work. But what if many are walking away because of a lost sense of calling? Or what if they set off with the wrong sense of calling to begin with? We must call out our next generation of leaders in the Church and we must help them be strongly anchored in their sense of calling.” 
—Kevin Ezell, President, North American Mission Board   

“I truly believe we are living in the greatest days in the history of Christianity to be alive. There are more people coming to faith in Jesus today on a daily basis than at any other time in human history! And God has birthed His church for such a time as this to join in His activity. We need leaders for the church in this coming generation to join in God’s activity of expanding HIs kingdom to cities and nations all over the world. I’m so thankful for Shane Pruitt and Scott Pace and this incredible resource to “call out the called” in this generation to extend God’s kingdom in the generations to come.” 
—Vance Pitman, President, Send Network 



Product Details
ISBN: 9781087769820
ISBN-10: 1087769825
Publisher: B&H Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English