Thursday, April 2, 2009

Seminary Grads Working in the Church

“Students don’t want to serve in the local church when they graduate; they want to do something more exciting.” seminary grads

That's a quote from a Southern Baptist seminary administrator about their graduates. I wonder if that is true for other denominations and seminaries?

Thankfully Curtis Freeman at Duke offers a different view.

"When I ask soon to be graduates in exit interviews how they’ve changed during their theological study, one of the answers I am consistently amazed by is that they have learned to love the church. When I ask where and how they learned this, they indicate it’s systemic: from the faculty, to the curriculum, to spiritual formation groups, to field education. And it’s not just the church as a sort of platonic ideal. It’s the church on the corner." Cyprian's View

What's your perspective?

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