Hello all, New to the board, been browsing for a little while, then decided to join. I have a few questions about seminary if you guys can help out. Just some background information about myself. I was born-again a little over two years ago and have been attending church for those two years in an independent baptist church. I have been serving in the church for the past year. I am involved in an outreach ministry to help spread the gospel to those in our community as well as help those in need. I attend three bible studies within the church and I do my own bible study outside of the church. I try to be involved where I can. The church has also asked me to teach a class within the next 4-5 months. When I became a Christian I studied the Word very intently and spent most of my free time studying. Not to long after I felt the call on my life to preach the Word of God and to be a minister of the Gospel. I have worked with my Pastor since and now I feel the Lord guiding me to seminary to prepare for ministry. I will tell you that before I was a Christian I was married and divorced at the age of 25. I am 28 now and have attempted reconciliation twice, however she is with another man living together and did not want to reconcile. She is not a Christian, we both were not when married. I say this not to start a debate, but as my background information. The questions I have about going to seminary to obtain my M. Div are: 1. I would like to attend an online seminary and do all work online which will leave me in my area and to stay and keep serving in my church. What are the online seminaries you suggest and will they accept divorced applicants? I am looking at Luther Rice and Liberty - any others you suggest? 2. How much church experience do seminaries usually want from applicants? As said I have been going to church for over two years, but serving in the past year. From my background information is this enough to be accepted? 3. When getting your M. Div did you guys work full time? Is it possible to work full time and obtain the M. Div within the three-four year period? Any other suggestions and help you guys have that would be great. I am working with my church, however it is always good to network and talk with others who have been through this process. Thanks for letting me be a part of the community, looking forward to discussions with everyone. God Bless.