At the core of preparation for ministry is one’s personal formation. The person who serves in Christian ministry must be above reproach in character, knowledgeable of the Scriptures, established in the faith and disposed towards sacrificial service. This requires a lifelong commitment to personal discipleship, faithful union with the church, obedience to the great commandment to love God and the neighbor and fulfillment of the great commission. The integration of personal faith with biblical-theological studies and ministry practices is an essential component of formation for Christian ministry.
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