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JUAREZ, Mexico – In 2013, Phil Miller, director of Bible Study/Discipleship, and Daniel Rangel, director of River Ministry and Mexico Missions, traveled to Juarez, Mexico, to bring attention to the growing need in the churches to receive training on teaching and sharing the gospel with others. The main focus of the training was how to have an evangelistic Sunday School. Full Story »

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GEORGETOWN – Sharing of God’s faithfulness in the midst of many trials, Steve McCord stated, “We are not compelled but surrendered to Him who loved us with an everlasting love.” Full Story »

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BROOKSHIRE — In winter of 2010, after two suicides and 20 drug overdoses from students at Royal High School, Pastor Bobby “Tre9” Herring was asked by the assistant principal of Royal High School and a local missionary if there was anything he could do to reach the youth of Brookshire. Full Story »

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND— Janelle Daman, student at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, noticed a young woman, Saira, staring at all the commotion going on in the water. It was a beach baptism.   Full Story »

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BROWNWOOD – Watching from the sidelines of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Krystal Watson, sophomore at Texas A&M University, saw God moving through the kids at Champs Camp in Brownwood as they prayed with each other before and after each basketball game. Full Story »

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Brother Harvey Abke never imagined he would receive a call from Brother Steve Johnson asking him to be the pastor of a new cowboy church Brother Johnson was starting in Caldwell, Texas. Full Story »

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When I was 12-years-old, I felt called to ministry. While the specifics of my calling were unclear, I knew I was supposed to spend my life engaged in some type of vocational ministry or mission work. Despite the lack of clarity in my calling, I was able to easily identify and explain my life’s purpose to others because of what the church referred to as: the call to special service.

But somewhere along the way many (or if we’re being completely honest, most) of us have stopped heeding the special service call. For some unknown reason, we believe people are simply going to hear and discern their calling for themselves – and nothing need to be on our part – or worse, we have stopped believe that people are called to vocational ministry or mission work.

This blog is titled “You are the Missionary,” because I believe all people are called to be on mission in their community, and to minister in their church context. Everyone is called to mission and ministry; however, there are some of us that will be called by God to a special type of service: the type of service that sends you across the ocean to serve an unreached people group, or that moves your heart to work in the inner-cities of Texas or our nation on a full-time basis.

Perhaps, God is moving in your heart to be a missional pastor or staff member of a church that will help people get on the mission of God for their lives. Leaders of local churches must begin in some way to issue this special call once again. This is vital, especially in regards to helping young people explore what it is God may be leading them to, just in the same way Eli helped Samuel.

For more information about the call to missions or ministry please contact either Steve Seaberry at steve.seaberry.texasbaptists.org or Ryan Jespersen at ryan.jespersen.texasbaptists.org.

For more information about Texas Baptists Initiative entitled Calling Out the Called please contact Jane Wilson at jane.wilson@texasbaptists.org.