Next Steps


The Ministry Recognition Committee primarily works with those who are exploring a call to accredited Baptist ministry across the EMBA. It is comprised of representatives from the regional team, EMBA ministers, and others who have been appointed by our churches.

Each year we aim to have a couple of days when the MRC can meet with those exploring a call to chat, discuss and discern together what the next steps might be for an individual in the journey.

If you feel that you would like to chat about a possible calling, please initially speak with your church leaders and with your Regional Minister, they would be able to offer some advice and guidance in the initial stages of exploring a call.

In addition, the EMBA work with the Yorkshire Baptist Association and twice a year hold an explore your call event where we can meet and chat with those who believe that God may be calling them into some form of ministry.

You may also find these documents useful:

Called to Pastoral Ministry

Called to be a Nationally Recognised Pastor 

Called to be a Nationally Recognised Preacher

Exploring a Call to Accredited Baptist Ministry in the Baptist Union of Great Britain