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So You Want to Go to Seminary?

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This post was originally published by Servants of Grace on August 11, 2014 in their “Dear Seminarian” series.

by Zach Kendrick

So you want to go to seminary? You feel called by the Lord to serve Him in full-time Christian service. Your plan is to enroll in a seminary or divinity school to prepare yourself for your calling. After graduation you plan to transition into a good church where you can serve. The problem is the majority of seminary and divinity school graduates do not serve as pastors in local churches. Many of them work “secular” jobs to support their family, while they serve in ministry. Earlier this year PBS published a segment on their “Ethics and Religious News Weekly” program about “Diminishing Job Prospects for Protestant Pastors.”[i]

As one who is fast approaching his own graduation from seminary, let me give you some advice as you pray through your…

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