Resources for Your Journey

American Baptists: A People of Faith
    A brochure on American Baptist identity -- who we are, where we came from, where we are going. Available through Judson Bookstore

Baptist Ways: A History, Bill J. Leonard

A Biblical Basis for Equal Partnership
   A seventeen page brochure on what the Bible says about women and men in ministry of the church.

Call of a Lifetime: Is the Ministry God's Plan for Your Life, Keith Drury, Weslyan Publishing, 2003

Discover Your Gifts Workbook from National Ministries of ABC-USA

Do You Mean Me, Lord? The Call to Ordained Ministry by Robert G. Cox, Westminster, 1985

History of the Baptists, Torbet

Listening and Caring Skills, John Savage

Ministerial Leadership Commission and its Resources

Pathway to Leadership
   Information on each of the nine American Baptist-related seminaries.

Validating the Call by William L. Malcomson
   A four page brochure which describes the process for testing one's call to ordained ministry. The roles played in this process by various individuals and groups are also identified.

What Are You Doing with the Rest of Your Life?
   A colorful brochure challenging youth and young adults to consider church vocations. It describes briefly what professional church leaders do, what they are like, and ways to explore the possibility of entering a church-related occupation.