where is your fruit? By fruit I mean those won to Christ and discipled,daughter churches,missionaries out of your church,those called to preach who have went off to Bible Colleges and seminaries.Whose lives have been changed because of your ministry?Do you feel this was aided by your world class education or did you get your training elsewhere?How many churches have been planted as a result of your ministry? I'm not trying to enlarge or belittle anyones education or the varying degrees or "quality" of education.I'm trying to get a picture of what seems to work.I'm very hands on oriented. My own personal view as to what is a good education or preparation for the ministry would include the following: A good in depth understanding of God's Word first and foremost.That would include at least a functional understanding of Greek.A good understanding of Hebrew would be an added benefit. A good solid understanding of Bible doctrine and systematic Theology. A good understanding of Apologetics. A good understanding of Christian education. The training and ability to do good effective pastoral counseling. The training and ability to properly administrate a New Testament Church. Proven ability in Personal Evangelism and training. At least 3 years of being mentored by a Senior Pastor in a Bible believing,Soul winning, sin hating,loving church.That would also include learning how to develop,prepare,& deliver sermons. Of course more could be added but these are what I would consider fundamental skills and knowledge needed to pastor a church. Any Bible Institute,college,or seminary that does not see to it at least these skills ,knowledge base,and experience level exist has failed in it's mission. At least that is my two cents worth.