If God were calling you to ministry...

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Speedpass, Sep 4, 2002.

?

If God were calling you to ministry...

  1. Southwestern Seminary--Fort Worth, TX

    28.6%
  2. Southeastern Seminary--Wake Forsst, NC

    7.9%
  3. Southern Seminary--Louisville, KY

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Midwestern Seminary--Kansas City

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. New Orleans Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Golden Gate Seminary--San Francisco area

    1.6%
  7. Mid-America Seminary--Memphis, TN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Criswell College--Dallas

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Luther Rice Seminary--Atlanta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Pensacola Christian College

    7.9%
  11. Bob Jones--Greenville, SC

    4.8%
  12. Liberty University--Lynchburg, VA

    7.9%
  13. Truett Seminary--Baylor University--Waco, TX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Logsdon School of Theology--Hardin Simmons Univ, TX

    1.6%
  15. Central Baptist Seminary--Kansas City

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. McAfee School of Theology--Mercer University--Atlanta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Gardner Webb Divinity School--Boiling Springs, NC

    1.6%
  18. Campbell Divinity School--Buies Creek, NC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Wake Forest University Divinity School, Winston-Salem, NC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

    1.6%
  21. Duke Divinity School--Durham, NC

    4.8%
  22. Dallas Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Moody Bible College

    1.6%
  24. Reformed Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Candler School of Theology--Emory University--Atlanta

    30.2%
  26. Other(you may elaborate if you desire)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Speedpass

    Speedpass
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which of the following seminaries/divinity schools would you consider?
     
  2. MissAbbyIFBaptist

    MissAbbyIFBaptist
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/3374.jpg>

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well since I'm a girl, I certianly don't think I am called to be a preacher {unless it's to an all woman group} or a traveling evangelist, and right now, I don't feel the call to be a missionary, but we have all ben comanded by the Bible to witness to others. I try to do that everyday. Sometimes I fail, but God always forgives me.
    Lord willing I will be attending Tabernacle Bible College in Greenvile SC. That's why I voted other. I didn't see it listed.
    I want to serve God with all my life, from now untill I met Him in Heaven. I don't know what my future holds, but I know God's will is perfect, and He will be guiding me along the way. [​IMG]
    ~Abby
     
  3. Pastork

    Pastork
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2002
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    0
    Although you listed Reformed Theological Seminary, you did not include Covenant Theological Seminary, which is an excellent seminary.
     
  4. Pete Richert

    Pete Richert
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would go to Gorden-Conwell theological seminary.
     
  5. Rev. Joshua

    Rev. Joshua
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/cjv.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2001
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    0
    I went to McAfee, so I'm biased. I have had friends/colleagues at Duke, Emory, Columbia, BTSR, and now at Wake Forest.

    Joshua
     
  6. rhoneycutt

    rhoneycutt
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joshua,
    Is Vanderbilt still high on everyones list? It seemed a couple of years ago lots of folks were very excited about it.
    Russell
     
  7. Rev. Joshua

    Rev. Joshua
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/cjv.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2001
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    0
    Russell,

    I'm almost positive that I owe you an e-mail, but the Staton thing has me - um - busy at the moment. Feel free to give me a call so we can catch up.

    On the issue of Vanderbilt - I haven't heard much about it lately. I know one Ph.D. student there, and I'm sure that their divinity school is every bit as solid as Duke's or Emory's; I just haven't seen many of their grads down here in 'lanta. I hate it that David Buttrick has retired, and I don't think they've found a replacement yet.

    Joshua
     
  8. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    I find it harder to find a place where a woman can study without feeling "lesser".
     
  9. David Cooke Jr

    David Cooke Jr
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    0
    The check out BTSR, McAfee, Wake Forest, Candler, etc.
    I've heard good things about Beeson at Samford U.
     
  10. susanpet

    susanpet
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why does anyone have to go to any university or college if they are called to preach? The bible is all you need to learn from and the power of the Holy Ghost will "preach" you.
    IMHO
    Susan
     
  11. Johnv

    Johnv
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA is a great school. Plus you get a good view of the Rose Parade every year.

    As for why a person who's called should go to college? Why should anyone go to college? To become learned and guided in his/her profession. IF the Holy Spirit called me to be a truck driver, I'd heed the calling and go to truck driver school. If the Holy Spirit called me to be a chef, I'd go to cullinary academy. If the Holy Spirit called me to be a preacher, I'd go to seminary.
     
  12. Speedpass

    Speedpass
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does that mean you're considering returning to seminary to pick up another degree?
     
  13. Speedpass

    Speedpass
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isn't that what the Primative Baptists believe?
     
  14. susanpet

    susanpet
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isn't that what the Primative Baptists believe?</font>[/QUOTE]Don't know for sure what the Primitive Baptists believe. This is just my opinion. What does the bible say on this matter? Just curious.

    Susan
     
  15. Speedpass

    Speedpass
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a starter, Susanpet, I would reference 2Tim 2:15("study to show thyself approved..."), which would definitely include making a dilligent effort to prepare academically for vocational Christian service.
     
  16. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    8,123
    Likes Received:
    1
    --------------------------------------------
    Why does anyone have to go to any university or college if they are called to preach? The bible is all you need to learn from and the power of the Holy Ghost will "preach" you.
    IMHO
    Susan
    -----------------------------------------------
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    by Jimmy Edwards

    ----------------------------------------------

    As a starter, Susanpet, I would reference 2Tim 2:15("study to show thyself approved..."), which would definitely include making a dilligent effort to prepare academically for vocational Christian service.
    -----------------------------------------

    Don't think so.
     
  17. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2001
    Messages:
    5,145
    Likes Received:
    25
    I voted other, as in NONE of the above.
    Brother Jimmy, the New Testament does not indicate that any persons ever understood and applied I Tim. 2:15 in that way, either by attending an existing school of higher learning, or by starting a "Christian" one.
     
  18. Ernie Brazee

    Ernie Brazee
    Expand Collapse
    <img src ="/ernie.JPG">

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    0
    We have pastors and missionaries sent from our church who were trained in the Bible Institute in our church. Are they adequately trained? Well, they have been successful in winning souls, establishing new churches, and training local pastors to lead these churches, which are winning souls and taining pastors. Are they adequately trained? [​IMG]
     
  19. susanpet

    susanpet
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I not implying that you can't win souls if you have a Bible college degree. If a person can afford to go to one of these schools,fine. I'm sure it trains the individual in research of the different translations and so on.
    But I sincerely believe that if a man is called by God to preach the Word, he doesn't have to say, "Wait a few years, Lord. I will have to go to college first and get my degree so I will know how to win souls."
    Don't get me wrong, I am sure there are a lot of men with Bible college degrees that make fine preachers. I just don't believe it is nessesary.
    How many apostles went to college before they began to spread the word?
    Maybe I am just old-fashioned.

    Susan
     
  20. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    8,123
    Likes Received:
    1
    If God calls a man to preach His word, that man
    must:

    * drop everything and go;
    * preach the whole counsel of God, and not the counsel of man;

    He must not:
    * wait till he graduates from Bible College;
    * wait till a title is conferred upon him;
    * wait for a church, even his home church, to pledge financial support for him.
     

Share This Page

Loading...