11 Things to Do at Seminary: A Graduate’s Advice

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A new grad from my alma mater, Southwestern, shares his thoughts on seminary. A sample: Make an effort to develop good friendships¬† Not only are you making friends for life, who will be a rock for you to lean on during your days in ministry, but you will learn more outside of the classroom in conversations with friends than during …

Are You Hiding From God at Seminary?

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This excerpt from Darrin Patrick’s new book, Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission, has terrific insight for seminary students. One of the greatest temptations for pastors is to use ministry to hide from and avoid God. It is easy to hide behind your sermons by expecting everyone in the church but yourself to repent and respond. It is …

Thinking of Seminary?

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During the summer, some folks are finalizing plan to begin seminary in the Fall. Whether you’re on your way, or thinking about it, here’s a summary of our series on calling to ministry. Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here Part One Part Two Part Three Sounding the Call Part Four The Calling to Ministry Self-Assessment (pdf) And as a …

“Learn to…” Series Summary

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To tide you over as I’m traveling the next few weeks, here’s our completed contributions so far to the series, Things that you should learn while in Seminary that Seminary will not teach you: Learn to Pray Learn to Share Your Faith Learn to Submit to Authority Learn to Love People Learn to Exercise Learn to Confess Your Sins buy …