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North Greenville University

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Rob_BW, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Rob_BW

    Rob_BW Well-Known Member
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    I hadn't heard of this school before the recent threads on proposed candidates for SBC president.

    I may be getting an all expenses paid trip to the Middle East in the near future, and have had thoughts about continuing my education. I mean, if the opportunity to use Federal Tuition Assistance avails itself, surely it would be a better use of my off time then laying around watching movies, right? I feel that the Lord is tugging me in this direction.

    With the 36 hours from my MTS, I reckon in a year I could almost wrap up their MDiv.

    Thanks in advance for the comments.
     
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    Why not just move onto a DMin? I am on my second semester at Amridge (I know Church of Christ) but they allow you to enter the 51 hour DMin w/o a MDiv. They program will take you about 3 years which is the same about of time as most 36 hour DMins. Also, if you plan on doing a Doctorate later in life then why spend the time working towards a MDiv when you can just put that effort towards the Doctorate degree.
     
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    That is interesting, but I'm looking at something I could feasibly do in a little over a year, so as not to accrue debt.

    And LGU being affiliated with the SBC is a selling point, to me.
     
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    I understand, I have no love for the SBC (Way to go Russell Moore!)
     
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    You want to be a Pastor? Is that a calling?
     
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    I don't know, trying to tune in on what I'm supposed to do, not what I want to do.

    I was happy with formal education being something in my past. Thought about other ways to pass the time. I never claimed to be a Boy Scout, but I reckon I want to "be prepared," as the motto goes.
     
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    I hope if pastoral ministry is your calling, you rethink your "supposed to do not what I want to do" bit. Read 1 Tim. 3:1.
     
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    Emailed with them, and their rate of $390.00 per credit hour seems non-negotiable.

    But I did investigate schools in North Carolina, which I can use state tuition assistance for now. SEBTS discounts to $276.00 per credit hour, which would leave me only paying 78 bucks per class plus books. Plus I could start now instead of waiting.
     
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    North Greenville University nabs Nathan Finn for Chief Academic Officer

    "February 13, 2018 - Dr. Nathan A. Finn will become North Greenville University’s chief academic officer on June 1, with the title of provost and dean of the university faculty. Finn serves as dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of theological studies at Union University in Jackson, Tenn."

    "Finn earned his bachelor’s degree in history and Christianity from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., master’s degree in divinity and his doctorate in theological studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Wake Forest, N.C."

    “'I love NGU’s longstanding commitment to Christ-centered education, and I resonate with the way a heart for evangelism and missions permeates the whole campus,' said Finn."
     
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    Interesting! I hadn't heard that.
     
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    Hello all:

    I just thought I would stop by and "check my mail." Little did I know that my good friend, Dr. Nathan Finn, was going to North Greenville?! He is a great guy personally, preacher, lecturer, and Class A church history scholar.

    It has been my privilege to be on the program with him, present papers with him at conferences, work for him adjunctly at Union University (even now), and publish for him. I hate to see him leave Uniou University, But we all must be like my favorite contemporary philosopher Dirty Harry remarked-"A man's gotta know his own limitations." I would add Biblically; to know his calling and gifting!!

    God speed Dr. Finn my friend.

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