How young adults can discern, nurture a ministry call

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Connor was a popular high school senior in Decatur interested in joining a discipleship group at Chick-fil-A led by his student minister. At first he didn’t take it seriously. But a pep talk from then-student minister Larry Hyche changed everything.

Connor began to grow spiritually. Then he went to college and started discipling others. Finally, a summer working at a Christian camp convinced Connor he was called to ministry. Today he is a campus minister in South Carolina.

Connor is typical of many Christian college students, said Hyche, who served 20 years in local church ministry before his current assignment as men’s spiritual development specialist for the Alabama State Board of Missions. As college students consider their future careers many wonder whether they are called to ministry, and Hyche wants to help them answer that question.

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