Do You Need Formal Training to be a Minister?

by | Updated February 3rd, 2016

Throughout history brave men and women entered the ministry with nothing more than a desire to spread the Gospel. While it’s not necessary to have formal training before becoming a pastor or minister, obtaining some type of degree or certificate is a good idea. Below is a basic outline to help you decide if official ministerial training is right for you.

Do you have a mentor?

Do you belong to a denomination?

Do you need formal training?

Being in the ministry can be a joyous thing but it’s also very challenging. If you’re not called, no amount of training will minimize the conflict, grief and trouble coming your way. Make sure you’re called!