Here is the second part of the interview questions and answers from Eric King, the Director of Missional Church Strategist Team for the International Mission Board.
Which ministry responsibility do you enjoy the most? Why? Helping believers understand and embrace God’s global mission plan. It is fulfilling to see His followers living out the biblical call on their lives.
Describe the amount of time, if any, you spend in an average week in sermon preparation. Sermon preparation applies only sometimes. It usually takes about 20 hours a week.
Describe the amount of time you spend in an average week in personal devotions and prayer. I usually spend about 5 hours per week.
How do you keep yourself fresh and informed in the ministry? Are there books, magazines, blogs that you frequent? I stay fresh primarily through twitter and FB (Facebook) leads. I also intentionally spend time with those who I desire to be influenced by.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone aspiring to a vocational role in ministry? Your calling is an act of grace from God as Paul described in Ephesians. Calling is not due to personal value or accomplishments but due to grace. Calling is always for the hope of the Nations - making disciples for the sake of His name being proclaimed to all peoples. One more - your first calling to ministry is to your wife and children. Disciple well in the home first.
I am very thankful to Eric King for taking the time to participate in this interview. I hope that you are blessed by the lessons that he provided in his answers. You can read Part One of the interview with Eric King here.
Here are two great resources based on some of the answers that Eric gave.