Chris, Nigel and John have each graduated from seminary and believe that seminary is an amazing, incredible and fruitful place for ministry training, but not a place that every man should strive to attend.
So many different methods exist for training men in ministry today, we wanted to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each major model for ministry training. There is seminary, a variety of approaches used within churches, and the classic learn-on-the-job approach.
Each method has strengths and weaknesses, including what we do. This episode we talk about other models, including seminary education, unaccredited seminaries, learning by doing, and what happens when churches imitate seminaries.
Next episode we'll describe what we do and try to analyze its strengths and weaknesses.
|2:24||What are the strengths of seminary training?|
|8:53||What are the weaknesses of seminary training?|
|10:54||What are the pros/cons on unaccredited seminaries?|
|15:30||What are the downsides of simply learning ministry on the job?|
|19:34||What are the positives of being thrust into the ministry without training?|
|22:40||What are the challenges that churches face when they strive to imitate seminary training methods?|
|28:45||What makes a man question and evaluate the training method he uses?|
Seminaries We Graduated From
Unaccredited Seminaries We Love
* Every institution has strengths & weaknesses. Like us, none of the above are perfect either.