Have you ever wondered how to know if you are called to vocational ministry?
Could it be possible that God is calling you to this type of work?
This half-day course is for anyone considering going deeper or doing more in ministry, such as entering the mission field, working for a Christian non-profit or church, or going into pastoral ministry or church planting. Whether you are thinking about a career change or just graduating from college, we will help you to explore how to discern your calling to vocational ministry and point you to resources for further development.
Please take a moment to complete a short, 3-5 minute survey, and you may surprise yourself once you start to consider some of these questions!
Defining Ministry and Calling
Preparing and First Steps
The Grit and Glory of Ministry
Mobilizing and Partnering
Interim Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Shepherding
While I'm originally a native of Washington State, I graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a degree in Music Education. After teaching public school for a year, I moved to DC to serve on staff at MBC and have been here ever since. As a seminary student at Dallas Theological, I have an ever-increasing desire to see our people fall even more in love with the Lord through the study of His Word. I'm amazed that I have the opportunity, along with our discipleship team and many instructors, to help others grow in being disciples of Jesus through our classroom environments. I'm married to my best friend Rachel, who also serves on staff at the Arlington Campus.
Director, New City Network
Clint Clifton is the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, VA. Pillar Church began in 2005 Just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico and has aggressively planted new churches and developed church planting leaders in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bali, Indonesia and many other domestic locations. In 2011 Pillar launched the Praetorian Project, an initiative to plant a network of churches near military installations. Today there are eight Praetorian Project churches operating near bases worldwide.
Clint married Jennifer, his high school sweetheart, and together they have six children. Clint holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has authored or contributed to numerous church planting books and periodicals. Clint currently serves as the North American Mission Board City Missionary to Washington, D.C. and continues to give oversight to Praetorian Project and New City Network, the church planting ministry of MBC.