Rodger Jones

WHICH SEMINARY ARE YOU ATTENDING?

Luther School of Theology at Chicago

WHICH PROGRAM OF STUDY?

Master of Divinity

WHEN DID YOU FIRST FEEL CALLED TO PUBLIC MINISTRY?

I first felt the call when I was a young child. Once I got into the military it became more clear to me that God was calling me into Public Ministry.

WHO DID YOU FIRST TALK WITH ABOUT EXPLORING THE CALL TO MINISTRY?

I first talked to my former Pastor the late Rev. David Nelson. He helped me understand more about my call.

WHAT WAS HELPFUL AS YOU EXPLORED A CALL TO MINISTRY?

I would say talking to different ELCA Pastors as well as visiting seminaries was very helpful.

COMPLETE THIS PHRASE: I’M A SEMINARIAN AND…

I love life, I love to laugh, and I love love!

IN ONE SENTENCE, OFFER A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE EXPLORING PUBLIC MINISTRY IN THE ELCA.

Make sure you have a strong support team, it makes life easier and your road to ministry a little better.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BIBLICAL CALL STORY?
The story of Job