See also Authority; Choose, Chose, Chosen (verb); Chosen (adjective or noun); Ordain, Ordination; Steward, Stewardship
To be called of God is to receive an appointment or invitation from Him or His duly authorized Church leaders to serve Him in a particular way.
He laid his hands upon him and gave him a charge, Num. 27:23.
I ordained thee a prophet, Jer. 1:5.
I have chosen you and ordained you, John 15:16.
Paul was called to be an Apostle, Rom. 1:1.
No man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, Heb. 5:4.
Jesus was called of God after the order of Melchizedek, Heb. 5:10.
I have been called to preach the word of God according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy, Alma 8:24.
Priests were called and prepared from the foundation of the world, Alma 13:3.
If ye have desires to serve God, ye are called, D&C 4:3.
Stand fast in the work to which I have called you, D&C 9:14.
You need not suppose that you are called to preach until you are called, D&C 11:15.
Elders are called to bring to pass the gathering of the elect, D&C 29:7.
No one shall preach my gospel or build up my Church unless he is ordained, D&C 42:11.
There are many called, but few are chosen, D&C 121:34.
Man must be called of God, A of F 1:5.