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Called to the Ministry (Book)
By Colette Toach
 
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ISBN: 978-1-62664-061-0
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Called to the Ministry

God has put a purpose for your existence inside you. There is a driving force within you to accomplish something much greater than yourself and to fulfill the call of God on your life.

However… how do you know what that calling is?

Apostle Colette Toach takes you by the hand and helps you to realize the call of God that has been whispering to you all along.

It is the conviction of your calling that will fuel the fire to push through when times get rough. By teaching you how to KNOW His will for you and to hear clearly from Him, you will receive the conviction that will push you through the fire time and time again.

Learn how to experience His presence and you will no longer need not feel lost or insecure about the choices you will make. When you know how to get a rhema word from God, nothing can stop you from moving forward.

Then as you realize your calling, map out the training that is sure to come. Each fivefold ministry training is geared to shape you into a certain kind of vessel. Apostle Colette goes the extra mile and explains in detail which one(s) you will go through and what it is going to produce in you.

By the end of this book, you will know too much. So much so that you will be held accountable for fulfilling your call. There will be no more excuses as to why you cannot succeed. Apostle Colette releases an anointing in this book that will challenge, convict, motivate and launch you into your calling!

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTERS

1. What is Your Calling?
2. Knowing God's Will
3. Knowing God's Will Through the Spirit - the Water
4. Confirmation Through Circumstances - the Bricks
5. Experiencing God's Presence
6. Using the Word and Tongues (Bulldozing)
7. How You Feel the Anointing
8. Knowing Your Place in the Body
9. Remaining Body Ministries
10. Your Call to the Fivefold Ministry
11. Fivefold Ministry Training
12. Charting Your Course
13. The Prize of the Call
14. Your Final Destination

Excerpt: Called to the Ministry

Excerpt from: Chapter 10 - Your Call to the Fivefold Ministry

When we started our first prophetic school, we did not think we needed to set any rules. It was a bit obvious to me that if I have courses listed in order of 1, 2, 3 and 4, then logic dictated that you started with course 1 and then went down the list.

I just did not think that was very complicated, but do you know that everybody wanted to go straight to course 8?

"I do not need this basic stuff. I am ready. I am there. I have been through it all. I am ready for the office of prophet. Send me Lord!"

I was thinking, "You do not even know the basics of prophetic ministry yet. You do not know the basics of the body ministries or what it truly is to serve yet. You just want to be in office!"

"Lord, send me out there. I am your humble servant. I am so humble before you and willing to pay the price to stand before millions and preach in your name."

Yeah… that sounds very humble.

BECOMING WHAT THE CALL NEEDS

There is a progression in your calling. You have your lighthouse out there and you know what you are supposed to do now. However, in order to fulfill that call you need to become a different kind of person.

If you were already the person that the Lord wanted you to be, then you would be already fulfilling that call. We think that the call has got to come and rearrange itself around us.

No. It does not work that way and that is why the Lord calls us clay on the potter’s wheel. That is why again and again the Scripture speaks of us being vessels of honor and dishonor.

The call that God requires you to do is going to take a very particular kind of person. The reality is that you are not that person yet. That is why you cannot just ask the Lord to send you to stand before millions. That is why you cannot jump ahead.

It is not about your ability here. I do not doubt that you can flow in the gifts of the Spirit, that you can preach or that you have gifts that God has given to you. However, are you the kind of person you need to be to accomplish that call?

That is why the Lord starts taking us through a progression to walk out our call one step at a time. This is to form you into the kind of person you need to be in order to fulfill the call effectively.

The minute you are born again, the Lord thrusts you into the body ministries first. When you truly go through the body ministries, you cannot help but be changed. There is something about working with people that puts challenges and pressures on you like nothing else in this world.

Everyone is so amazed when they look at someone in full-time ministry. They just see all the good parts and cannot wait until they get their chance to move into full-time ministry as well.

WELCOME TO REAL MINISTRY

We invited a young lady to join us at our ministry center in San Diego. She was invited to be a part of our team and experience full-time ministry. We said to her, "Okay, you can start by answering the phones and pouring out online." She thought, "Wow, I cannot wait."

She went to answer her first call. She picked up the phone and went through the greeting with a huge smile of excitement on her face. The person on the other end said, "Prophetic word please."

"Excuse me?"

Again, "Prophetic word please."

She couldn’t understand what was going on.

Welcome to real ministry. Not ready to give up yet, the next day she picked up the phone. The person on the other end wanted an answer to a question.

She tried to explain to them how we do things and instead of receiving the answer, they blew up at her instead. They said with frustration, "You are paid to answer my questions. Now, you give me the answer I want."

I reassured her again… welcome to ministry!

Facing people like that in even simple things puts pressure on you. She thought she would just jump in and use her natural strengths, but God showed her that her natural strengths were not good enough.

Sure, we can start out with the things that God has given us. We can get our feet going in the right direction. However, it is not enough. We need to become more.

As you, in faith, start stepping out, serving and doing all the body ministries, you are going to start coming into confrontation with this wonderful body of Christ. I think Christians are harder to work with than unbelievers sometimes.

In the world, if you are in business, you have to obey your boss. However, in the Church, it is not like that. People can choose. We have a choice of whom we will follow in the body of Christ.

 

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Date Added : 2016-08-10

Title : This book is a defining guide of the ministry types

Name : Jeanna Zivalich

Location : Chicago

Rating : 5

Review Text :

This book was incredibly insightful and amazing all at the same time. Powerful, detailed, eye opening. It's everything I needed to learn and know and understand. What a great defining guide. Loved every minute of reading it.



Date Added : 2014-02-17

Title : Awesome guide to know Jesus!

Name : Prathyusha

Location : Boston

Rating : 5

Review Text :

I am half way through the book and its the most amazing teaching. Colette Toach teaches a believer how to get into the presence of God - the fundamentals that very believer needs to know. There are things that i always wanted but didn\'t know how it can be done. for example - how praise and worship can get you to experience Jesus. this book teaches you how. The first 7 chapters teach you things that every believer needs to be taught from day 1 - well, it\'s not too late to start now. A must read for everyone!



Date Added : 2013-11-14

Title : Love the clear, abc direction in this book...

Name : roberta currier

Location : Concord, California

Rating : 5

Review Text :

Well, I read most of the Book so you are called to ministry by apostle colette. Yes, as always I enjoyed it very much.
I felt that most of it was for people just entering ministry, or those just learning about the fivefold ministry.
However, it was all very interesting to say the least. And, as always, I am learning from her writings just how hilarious and human Apostle Colette can be.

Now, having said this about beginning ministries, let me say that for those of us who got some training, whether it be here or there...in the past, I learned where the holes were in our training. I discovered a whole lot of things that I wished someone would have told me about earlier in the ministry. Some things were normal things to expect from ministry, other discoveries, were like oh, that's why I didn't get this or that thing. Or, learning why something didn't work.

All in all, AMI training resources are as always complete. If someone needs abc training, or step 1, 2 or 3...we can count on you to guide us step by step. Can you imagine being trained in some camps where you are at a loss as to what to do, or lack understanding, just to have the instructors tell you "you just have to catch it!" I realized long ago that I am a bookworm, and nerdy, so I can never catch it even if you put it in my hand. I truly need the abc teaching.

Thank you, Apostle Colette for teaching us our abc's.



Date Added : 2013-11-02

Title : just started reading but ...

Name : Pam Richard

Location : Auburn/USA

Rating : 5

Review Text :

I have only read a small portion however it is right where I am.
Im excited to dig in and read the rest. I bought a copy for a friend and she loves it too. I just wanted to make a statement of excitement and expectation now as I believe I will be greatly blessed by reading this book. Blessings to you!



Date Added : 2013-11-01

Title : At Last!

Name : Andrea Meyer

Location : Berea, USA

Rating : 5

Review Text :

If you do not know your calling, this book is a must read for the journey ahead. If you know your calling but don't yet have spiritual parents to disciple you, then this book will help you to stay on track and grow in the revelation of God's will for your life. As a more mature believer, I am overjoyed to see so much comprehensive content written in such an easy to read manner and I plan to use it in my ministry as a discipleship tool. It is so easy to read, even new babes in Christ should be able to read it and not get overwhelmed. As a more mature believer, who has been blessed with mighty men and women of God pouring themselves into my life, reading this book helped draw me into an even more deeper love and appreciation for my Lord. It helped me to make sense of my past journey with all the rejection and tremendous challenges/pressures I experienced after having my 'road to Damascus' conversion experience. Even though my life is closer to Chapter 14 in the book, I will treasure the time spent mining the precious jewels in this book, now, and for many years to come!



Date Added : 2013-10-31

Title : This book hits the bullseye for directions

Name : Sean Massey

Location : Mount Morris, Michigan USA

Rating : 5

Review Text :

I read the whole book in 3 days i couldn't stop cause its all ive been going through in my life and then some. If you want to be blessed and have encouragement to step out in faith and get rid of the fear of what If then this is your book. I encourage anyone who wants to be used of God and wants direction to get this book and read it. In fact im gonna read it again just to pull another dose of the anointing.



Date Added : 2013-10-21

Title : A Must Read for All Believers!

Name : Henry Lindo Jr

Location : Kaunakakai, Hawaii

Rating : 5

Review Text :

Thank you so much Pastor Collette for this wonderful book and the insights provided! You definitely walk in the presence of God and I am so blessed to be able to simply invite and practicing His presence throughout the day! My walk with Jesus has been transforming and life changing and I thank you for helping show me the way! May The Lord continue to bless your ministry and I will be blessing others with this book as I have been blessed!



Date Added : 2013-10-19

Title : An eye opener for those who are at work in the kingdom!!!!!!

Name : Annette Dyer

Location : Philadelphia Pa.

Rating : 5

Review Text :

I would like to thank Apostle Colette for allowing God to use her for this wonderful teaching on "The Call to the Ministry." It was so amazing how it opens your understanding of how to progress in ministry. I believe it is the missing link for ministry in our church today. Thank you once again I plan to recommend the teaching to many of my friends who's stuck in ministry.

Love you with the Love of Christ
Annette Dyer



Date Added : 2013-10-15

Title : This book is a MUST read!!!!

Name : Kellee

Location : Mayslanding, NJ

Rating : 5

Review Text :

I Would First LikeTo Give Honor To Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ ForThe Gift Of Life! I Would Also Like To Give Honor To My Spiritual Parents Apostle Mark And Victoria Woods. As Well As Apostle Craig And Colette Toach And The entire AMI Team!! I/ We Are So Blessed To Have Come Across This Blessed Ministry. This Book Called To The Ministry Is Truly A Blessing To The Body Of Christ AS A Whole.I Pray That For Whoever Is Struggling With TryingTo Find And Answer The Call, That You Will Find What You've Been Searching For. I Thank You, Apostle Colette For Allowing God To Use You And Especially For Answering Your Call. Abundant Favor And Continued Blessings In Your Ministry.



Date Added : 2013-10-06

Title : Its still worth it

Name : shan

Location : Tampa

Rating : 5

Review Text :

When I heard about this book was coming out I was truely excited. I have been waiting for something like this to help answer some questions . Then I heard the promotion was for $5 dol lars I had to get it... Tough times thank you for the opportunity so I scrape up some money and coming to find out the book is $5 that's before shipping and handling is $11.25 and the ebook is atregular price.... I'm still going to get it... I definitely believe this will be a must have. Collette's books are practical, honest, real and effective,


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