And we’re off!!

In General by adminmark

I’m happy to announce the public roll-out today of SeminarySurvivalGuide.com. Welcome to all of you who are being referred here by friends or other blogs. We’ve been live for a week or so now. I waited on the launch to get my web stuff configured right, and also to put enough posts up for you to get a sense of …

Seminary does not prepare you for ministry

In General by Mark

Ok, time for an ugly reality check. Seminary does not prepare you for ministry. Or, at least, it does not prepare you in all the important ways you need to be prepared. How many times have you heard pastors remark about some issue they’re facing, “They didn’t teach us that in seminary?” You’ll be saying it yourself soon. Preparation for …

Welcome to Seminary Survival Guide

In General by Mark

Do you want to survive seminary? We hope you will. Frankly, we want you not just to survive seminary, but to survive ministry, too. But the statistics aren’t good. Half of all seminary students drop out before they complete their degrees. The protestant clergy divorce rate equals that of the general population. The average seminarian in 2001 graduated with $25,000 …