“Our main call is not to this location; it’s to be disciples and make disciples.”
Phil Bartuska, a missionary in Vienna, Austria, encouraged students with this message along with other panelists at “Knowing Your Call,” one of the many Global Missions Week events hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS). Global Missions Week, which took place April 10-12, occurs every spring as a way to promote North American and overseas missions among SEBTS students.Our main call is not to this location; it’s to be disciples and make disciples. Click To Tweet
Knowing how the Lord calls individuals into specific ministries is key for students to understand. This was the main topic of “Knowing Your Call, a panel discussion on Thursday. Along with Bartuska, panelists included Skylar Anderson, a church planter in Denver, Colorado; Don Lynch, a missionary in Ghent, Belgium; and Michael Guyer, a church planter in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Anderson said at his church, he helps people think through their calling in terms of the desires God has given them, how the Lord is affirming those desires and where they are seeing opportunities to use their passions.
Lynch said that calling is God compelling a person to go and be obedient.
“You have this sense that God is calling you to do something and he just wants you to be obedient in those steps,” said Lynch.