Scott Pace and Calling Out the Called

John FarrellBy John Farrell2 Minutes

From 1992 to 2017, the percentage of pastors under the age of 55 dropped from 75% to 50%. Young adults are drifting away from the vocation of pastoral ministry and many churches are unsure of how to find the future leaders. Those future leaders are sitting in our churches, in need of the encouragement to step forward. In their new book, Calling Out the Called: Discipling Those Called to Ministry Leadership, pastors Scott Pace and Shane Pruitt delve into the biblical concepts of calling, offer current church leaders insight on inviting their congregations into ministry, and highlight key considerations for those preparing to step into ministry.

In their book, Pace and Pruitt explore the biblical precedent for the idea of receiving a call to ministry and examine lessons from scripture about how to respond. They discuss a wide range of topics like finances, family, education, spiritual gifts, and identity as they relate to ministry.

Pace joins Inspiration Ministries’ John Farrell to discuss Calling Out the Called, being called to ministry, how to know if we’ve received a calling, and much more. Pace is the Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of The College at Southeastern, and Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years in a variety of full-time and interim capacities in three states. He speaks regularly at conferences and training events that seek to equip pastors and church leaders. Prior to his vocational calling, Pace served in the corporate world as an accountant and the private sector as a business manager. He and his wife, Dana, have been married since 1999 and have four children.

Watch the interview below and order your copy of Calling Out the Called: Discipling Those Called to Ministry Leadership by Scott Pace and Shane Pruitt.