Know someone feeling called to ministry?

"Ron Lewis has helped more young people answer the Call to ministry than anybody I know. These principles will guide you confidently into the purposes of God."

Dr. Rice Broocks, Co-founder, Every Nation,

Author of God's Not Dead and Man, Myth, Messiah



"'Come follow me, ' Jesus said, 'and I will send you out to fish for people.' At once, they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:19-20

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, "full-time ministry?" Maybe you think of a man in a collar or flowing robes, a preacher on TV, or a missionary in the bush of Africa, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or the jungles of the Amazon. Perhaps you think of a campus minister who has helped you get to know Jesus in a personal way. To a degree, these can all be examples of full-time ministry. From here on, when I use the phrase "full-time ministry," I am mindful that all ministry--in every sphere of life--is a full-time calling. However, for the sake ofclarity in this book, when I refer to full-time ministry, I am referring to a man or woman whose primary occupation is gospel ministry and all it entails.


-Does God want you to go into full-time ministry? (Chapter 2)

-What is the real difference between a Christian who works a "secular job" and a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)

-Does it please God more if you are a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)

-If I go into ministry, where do I begin? (Chapter 5)

-What will it cost me to follow Jesus into full-time ministry? (Chapter 7)

-How can I be paid for doing Christian ministry? (Chapter 9)

"If you want to know what it looks like to understand and respond to the call of full-time ministry, you need to read this book. Ron gets it. He lives it. He whole-heartedly believes in the God of the impossible. His clear understanding of Scripture and godly tenacity has helped establish countless ministries and plant dozens of churches around the world. His passion for New York City - ever since the founding of Every Nation New York in the wake of 9/11 - has inspired and changed many lives. I praise the Lord for people like Ron and am happy to call him a friend." Luis Palau, International Evangelist