Hello all... longtime lurker but rare poster here. Was hoping to get some honest feedback regarding some upcoming decisions I need to make... bear with me as I explain my situation: I grew up Southern Baptist... came to faith in Christ and was baptized at an SBC church as a teenager. Throughout college, attended SBC churches and was very involved in my college's Baptist Student Union. Eventually moving back to my hometown, I got plugged into an SBC church and soon after met my wife-to-be, who came from more of a charismatic/full-gospel background. After we married, we decided to look around and found an independent Bible church in our area that taught very sound doctrine... the teaching there was of a great help to my wife especially, as her Arminian background never offered her any absolute assurance of her salvation (side note - we had previously had many discussions about that, and I was quite certain of her standing before the Lord even if she was not.) After a few years, I sensed the Lord calling me into vocational ministry, and with the blessing of my wife I began preparations. I enrolled at Luther Rice Seminary and earned an MA in Biblical Counseling totally online. However, I desired more thorough and intense preparation for ministry than what was available at LRS, so we relocated to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and I began working toward a ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary. Here is where the dilemma lies... I've had a great experience at DTS thus far, and would have no qualms about finishing what I started there. However, I believe the Lord has implanted within me a desire to "return to my SBC roots", if you will, and serve in an SBC church upon graduation, likely in pastoral ministry. With that in mind... would it be advisable to perhaps transfer to SWBTS and get my M.Div. there (and have the "SBC union card", so to speak)? I figure I could always continue my education at DTS (or wherever) later, if I pursue doctoral work. I guess my biggest concern is that I could potentially graduate from DTS, but the average SBC church would turn their nose up at that degree because it is 'non-SBC'. Thought? Advice? All are greatly appreciated... Thanks!