Brian Vickers

Professor on New Testament Interpretation, Southern Seminary

God's Guidance and the Missionary Call

Breakout Session
Main Building ATCR 206

"Am I 'called' to missions?" "How do I know if I'm called to missions and how can I be sure?" Every Christian considering serving in missions in any capacity has asked those questions, but what are the answers? In this session we will back up and ask a more basic question - "What do we mean by a "call?" The answer lies in comparing out ideas of "calling" with the Bible's teaching about how and why God guides his people.

Objectives

1. Be able to compare, evaluate, and align our ideas of "calling" with Biblical teaching
2. Learn to focus on God's guidance in light of our particular gifts and desires
3. Live an integrated Christian life of faith in God's promises first rather focused only on vocation and geography