First of all I am not Baptist and I know I probably should not post on this section but I do attend Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary..hope that helps I am curious...mainly based upon the scores of people I encounter at Liberty. In Baptist circles, does a Mdiv REALLY matter? All things being equal, seriously equal, does it matter? I am not so much interested in theory but the practical experience of those pastors or pastoral search committees who can speak from experience. Everyone I encounter at LBTS seems to be from larger churches and since there are so many Baptist churches I kind of am assuming the scores of smaller churches must have people with a BA or unaccredited degree? I know it is a general question..hopefully not too general. Thank you!