I have felt the call to pastoral ministry since I was a child. I have a passion for the Word of God. In my time in Seminary I fell in love with the usage of the Greek language and using it to gain a greater understanding of the Bible that we have today.
My wife and I have a passion for reaching out to people who are less fortunate: both domestic and abroad. I have not yet had a chance for foreign missions, but we have a desire to help with short term missions in the future, especially as our kids get older.
For now we both have a strong desire to get the church involved in the community. Churches can easily get caught up in their own activities and miss out on the need of those around the church. I feel that our goal as a church is to connect with those in the community. We cannot only get them saved, but need to help to find their needs and help them meet those needs.
Furthermore, I feel that the church is more than just a hospital, but it is a training ground or a small seminary. It is a place that people move from basic salvation to discipleship. Many good churches can get people saved, but few can work to lead them from being a new believer to a mentor for others. It is important that we work together to help each other grow.
Also, we need to work to incorporate others in the work of the ministry. Everyone should be involved in one way or another. Everyone has gifting and callings. The church needs to help people find their gifting and use them to reach the world.