I think a long time ago I told you all that I was finishing undergrad and was torn between entering the ministry (through seminary that is) or continueing in my present field of engineering through graduate school. It was a tough choice for me for my desire for both was very strong. At one time I even "decided" to become a pastor and started filling out applications only to have my mind changed later by my spiritual mentor over a lunch we had. After I made the decision I realized it was the defintily the right one for I was no where near the spiritual maturity I would need to effectivly minister, and though I was intelligent and good at subjects within academia (such as Greek, history, etc) I did not quite feel the ability to love, sheperd, lead, and ultimatly be responsible for the people of God. I finish graduate school and now work full time at Sun Microsystems. However, I still have the dream of being called to full time ministry and have hope that God's calling lays in the future. I feel in a good ten or fifteen years God might indeed lead me down that path, when I am more trustworthy a servent, more secure in my faith, more obediant, and frankly, have seen a little more of the real world outside school. I will hopefully also be more finacially secure and able to provide for my family while attending three years or more of seminary. So I know this question will provoke a multitude of different answers, but how can I personally prepare over the coming years? I feel first and formost I should pray, and cultivate my relationship with God, second study the Bible, and third, perhaps follow and or assist the pastor of whatever Church I land in the coming future (I'm moving soon). Is there anything else you seasoned boys recommend?