Should a Pastor Get a DMin?
Four questions to ask yourself in your pursuit of a graduate degree.
As a pastor and a Bible college professor, I often get asked how young pastors and church leaders can continue their education. Whether these leaders are considering finishing their undergraduate degree, starting a Master of Divinity, or thinking about doctoral work, it's an enormous decision with many consequences (both good and bad). I've found that it's most helpful to frame my guidance by asking four diagnostic questions.
What's your story?
I was saved at 18 years old just after graduating from High School while attending a YoungLife camp in the middle of nowhere, Oregon. I was committed to play baseball at a community college in central Washington for my first two years of college. These two years proved to be very difficult for a brand new Christian. I was moving three hours away from home only weeks after a major life change to a place where I had no Christian friends. After about 18 months of general studies, baseball, and a struggle for Christian community, I received ...