Why Grad School Is Important In Ministry

By: Andrew Hale To study or not to study? Completing formal seminary training is one of the constant pressures on the priority list of pastors today. Is it worth the money, time and effort? Can’t I just study theology on my own? I’m sure you can find many Godly, successful pastors who have never attended graduate school (such as Matt Chandler).  However, are these pastors the exception to the rule? It’s hard to know. At the very least, you have to consider the advantages of seminary training before making your final decision. Grad School Develops Your approach to Ministry Theological … Continue reading Why Grad School Is Important In Ministry

Reasons for Youth Pastors to Consider Seminary

After years of putting this off, and having a good friend of mine (**cough** Andy Hale **cough**) beg and plead with me about the importance of going to seminary, I finally decided to apply in seminary. Look, I hated school growing up, and college was no exception. I enjoyed college a tad better than high school, but I just did not like school. So, I never thought that I would see the day when I would enroll in seminary, and actually enjoy it. I am about a year away now from graduating with my masters degree, and I actually have … Continue reading Reasons for Youth Pastors to Consider Seminary