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An Educated Ministry

An Educated Ministry
Chances are, if you had a serious life threatening problem, you would likely seek the council of a doctor.  Not only that, but a doctor that could remove it.  A doctor that was trained to take care of your problem, and you had trust and confidence in him not killing you!  If we are talking life and death, and we as Christians have answers to life's biggest sickness, then the question becomes, why don't we see ministry as this important?  Why are so many young and ambitious guys and gals flying into the ministry without any training?  You grew up in a Christian home, huh?  Great!  I grew up in a doctors home, so I can perform surgery now!    Ministry is not something to be taken lightly.  The role that you take on as a leader and shepherd of a flock, no matter who or what that flock looks like...
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The Benefits Of Seminary To My Ministry

The Benefits Of Seminary To My Ministry
The benefits of learning so much in seminary were obvious while I was doing ministry as a seminary student, but I wondered just how much was going to stick afterward. I graduated in 2011 and in a year’s time it has been a blessing to enjoy the foundation God instilled through this amazing program! Not only do I still enjoy the Biblical framework I have been given, but I am realizing the joy of filling in the gaps. It has been a blessing to take the tools for learning into my ministry as a youth pastor. The more I learn, the more I know I have only scratched the surface of God’s word. Another habit I have gained through seminary is the joy of allowing God’s word to speak for itself. What a relief to know that I don’t need to dress up God’s word or use it to support...
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