If God has called you to devote your life to ministry either in a paid or unpaid position, then learning and growing what that means is vital. Not all vocational ministers will have full-time or even part-time positions. But what makes a vocational ministry is a specific calling to lead others in ministry and help others discover their gifts and talents. People called to vocational ministry will continue to serve or be drawn to minister throughout their entire lives, unable to stop leading in the area to which they are called. One of the ways we discover whether or not we are called to this type of ministry is studying with others and allowing mentors, teachers, and ministers to invest in our lives and help to guide us in the direction to which God has called us.
As the saying goes, “God does not call the equipped; He equips the called.” Though God can use us despite our lack of education and training, we should assume that He wants to keep us uneducated and untrained. Every leader in the Bible had some type of training and development that helped to prepare them for the ministry to which they were called