I am a 25yr old man w/ a wife and 3 kids. I know that God has "called" me to preach, and has placed a strong desire in my heart to be a pastor one day. I have a strong desire to serve God in my local church. As a matter of fact I have had plenty of opporunity to do so. My schedule is something like this: Sunday am = bus route, teaching teens sunday school, fill in in junior church. take bus kids home. Sunday pm = teach teens in "pro-teens" class Tuesday = visitation w/ pastor or other brothers Wednesday= church Some Fridays = teen activities w/ other area churches. Saturday am = supposed to visit "bus kids" not to mention working 40 hours a week to support my family and trying to work on a degree in Bible College (distance learning). With all of that said here is my problem. The Bible College that I am enrolled in currently ( I am in my 1st year) turns out to be a "degree mill", just an easy way to get a degree. It is not challenging or really teaching me anything. If I continue with this college I have no problem keeping up with my duties at church. But I know that this college isnt going to help prepare me for the pastorate. But if I go with an accredited college/seminary I know that the studies are going to be tougher and consume more time, which means less time to serve at church. So should serving in my local church take priority over a good Bible College/seminary? Or should I let some of the ministries go and concentrate on my studies?