God calls certain people to be ministers in His church, and when He does, itâ€™s important that they be sanctified. In this three-part study, Dr. Gary W. Clore, a Captain in the Chaplain Corps of the US Navy, examines the Bible to show that a theology of sanctification supports Godâ€™s chosen. Section One shows how the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a person relates to the mission of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world and the inaugurator of the new era of the righteousness of God. It further motivates followers of Christ to understand how personal growth synchronizes with one of the most important Christian doctrinesâ€”sanctification. Section Two provides a theological framework for correcting false images and expectations for clergy and those who support them. It describes a minister as someone who is in constant spiritual formation as a professional. Section Three offers a theological understanding of the call as well as the character and commission of a minister. This includes ordained ministers and those who serve in a public office as the Holy Spirit furthers the mission of Christ and promotes a new era of grace.
The Old and New Testaments show that the doctrine of sanctification is a key factor in forming an active, relevant ministry. Sanctification and Christian Ministry reveals a doctrine that is essential to the growth of ministers, individual Christians, and the church.