I read a series of good posts, by Brian Croft at the Practical Shepherding blog, on what it means to be called to the pastorate/eldership:
How do I know if I am called to the pastoral ministry?
What “kind of desire” should affirm my internal calling into the Gospel ministry?
How do I know that I biblically qualify for gospel ministry?
Category 1 – Able to Teach
Category 2 – A Blameless Reputation
Category 3 – Faithfully Manage His Family
Category 4 & 5 – Godly Character & Spiritual Maturity
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