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How to Pick a Seminary
How to Choose a Seminary – Worksheet

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be at Seminary
Recommended books:
     Am I Called by Dave Harvey
     Discerning Your Call to Ministry by Jason Allen
     Are You Called? (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Map Out Your Degree
Planning Your Week
Time Map – Blank (Word doc)
Recommended book:
     Time Management From the Inside Out by Julie Morganstern. It gives you a simple and clear way to think about organizing your time. Super helpful.
Tips for a Productive Day at Seminary
More on how to use MITs (Most Important Tasks): Frustrated with Too Much to Do? Get Relief with This Simple Trick
Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less)
Learn How Money Works
Book recommendations
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. A classic, esp. for debt elimination.
Master Your Money by Ron Blue
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi. Aimed at 20-somethings, with strong advice for establishing credit and using it wisely.
Blogs to check out:
Give Yourself a Raise
Book recommendations
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Side Hustle School Daily stories of successful side hustles, and periodic long form episodes addressing major topics. Very valuable.
Procrastination: Seminary Time Waster #1
Article: Do It Now! by Steve Pavlina
Recommended book:
The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield. This book is so fantastic. It talks about the psychological resistance we have to creating or making changes in our lives, along with practical strategies to overcome it.
Relationships Are More Important Than You Think
Recommended books:
Becoming a Person of Influence by John Maxwell. This is a leadership classic.
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. Ferrazzi is a networking master.  You won’t do everything he recommends, but this is so worth the read.
Single At Seminary
Stumbling at Seminary: Sexual Sin
Covenant Eyes. Limits your access to risque material, and/or reports your browsing to accountability partners.  Do not balk at the price: your integrity is worth it. Be sure to browse their blog for wise reflections and counsel. In my opinion, this is a requirement for every man in ministry.
Learn to Share the Gospel
Book recommendations:
     Turning Everyday Conversations Into Gospel Conversations by Jimmy Scroggins and Steve Wright
     The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
Ministry is for Broken People
Book recommendations
The Search for Significance by Robert McGee. A classic in self-understanding that applies the gospel to our inner woundedness.
Bonus Chapters:
The Seminary Book Review by Travis Peterson
Other recommendations:
From M.Div to Rev by Ed Eubanks.  Good book on transitioning to your first church position, esp. helpful for those in Presbyterian tradition.