Using Mentors in Seminary

In Academics, Spiritual life by adminmark

Having a learning coach or ministry mentor is a great way to leverage your seminary experience. Our research on theological education as well as surveys with people in the field led us to make mentoring a significant part of our learning model. Many seminaries will involve mentoring during the last two semesters of their study as part of the field …

Lessons Learned about Online Learning

In Academics by adminmark

Five years ago, I left a residential seminary campus to start a fully online seminary from scratch, known today as Rockbridge. In my travels and discussions with ministers around the world, I discovered many ministers that wanted seminary training but didn’t feel called to leave their ministry fields in order to get it. Technology now makes it possible to connect …

Traveling

In General by adminmark

I’ll be traveling for the next couple of weeks. I’m very excited to report that Daryl Eldridge, the President and co-founder of Rockbridge Seminary has written a few posts for Seminary Survival Guide about online education and the learning process. These are scheduled over the next couple of weeks to help cover my absence. Before leading Rockbridge, a fully-online seminary …

Seminary Time Waster #5: Disorganization

In Time Management by adminmark

A common frustration about seminary is all the balls you have to keep in the air at once. Seminary coursework alone can have you managing several multi-step projects with their own timelines and deadlines. Add to that your job, family commitments, and whatever ministry you’re serving in. It’s a lot to keep coordinated. In the midst of this, being disorganized …

The Church-Seminary Connection

In Links by adminmark

A few different bloggers have chimed in on the disconnect between seminary and the local church. Timmy Brister highlighted a Pastor-In-Training program at Third Avenue Baptist in Louisville. In summary, it seems that this church is actually taking responsibility for the development of new ministers, and not delegating that responsibility to the seminaries. Way to go, Third Baptist! May your …