Seminary is not what you expect. Some students expect a three year spiritual high, like a Passion Conference for a revival meeting, and are disappointed when seminary turns out to be spiritually dull. Some expect close, fatherly mentoring from attentive professors. A few can find that, but most don’t. Some expect an intellectual feast, course after course of delightful theological dishes served up to satisfy your soul. It’s a feast all right, but your part is to work like a prep cook in a hot kitchen, not sit at the table.
Seminary might be the most demanding season of an aspiring minister’s life.
From The Complete Seminary Survival Guide