All for the Kingdom was inspired by John Newton, the 18th Century slave trader turned preacher. John Newton, after a series of conversations with friends, found himself increasingly drawn to the work of being a gospel worker. In order to work out whether he was suited to the task he blocked out the six weeks that led up to his 33rd birthday. He used the time to answer the question, ‘Should I be a full time gospel worker?'
In 1758 he spent six weeks studying the Scriptures, praying, talking to friends, talking to mentors, meditating on the qualifications of elders and what responsibilities they shouldered. He reflected on his weaknesses, his motivations, and the cost of serving; and throughout the whole process he journalled his “miscellaneous thoughts”. These “miscellaneous thoughts” were published 250 years later by some English historians in
a booklet called Ministry on my Mind(2008).
All for the Kingdom is a tool that MTS has created to help 21st century Christians to do what Newton did in the 18th century. We want Christians to devote serious time and effort to answering the question, “Should I be a full time gospel worker?”