Ernest Randolph spent 35 years working with youth in formal and informal roles. A graduate of Denver Seminary, he’s led Bible studies and house church for the past six years. Today, Ernest shares his calling to ministry, what happened when he chose between career and ministry, and how writing helped him clarify his faith. Ernest’s book Resurrecting the Cross is his understanding of the work of Christ and why it matters for today. Ernest’s story reminds us that while not everything goes according to our plan, God is always with us still.
Listen to Ernest’s story now!
Stories Ernest shared:
- Growing up in Wyoming
- Being confused by his parents actions as a kid
- Finding Christ at Children’s Evangelism Fellowship
- Feeling called to ministry at camp
- Taking a solo backpacking trip after high school
- Repairing a van to take kids to camp and how God showed up
- Leaving for North Carolina wilderness camp
- Coming back to Colorado and going to seminary
- Choosing between seminary and working as an electrician
- The depth he learned in seminary
- Losing his ministry position and how that affected him
- The wilderness years
- Writing to discover what he himself believes
Great quotes from Ernest:
God does amazing things wherever you are.
When you’re in a church, sometimes you feel obligated to believe things that sometimes just aren’t true.
The meat is that we live by the Spirit.
He came to teach us to endure suffering for the sake of love.
When you understand the way of the cross, it changes your whole mindset.
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