Seminaries are not made to make pastors. Churches make pastors.
Future pastors aren’t built in a day.
Do local churches have the responsibility to help raise up the next generation of pastors, and if so, why?
Churches need seminaries and seminaries need churches.
Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?
I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.
How Three Churches Mentor Pastors
One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.
Why is your seminary needed?
Church-affiliated Training Programs
9Marks wants to see more churches and pastors taking responsibility for raising up the next generation of pastors. To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission. With one exception, each of the following organization answers the same 18 questions.
To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission.
Here are Entrust’s answers to how they train up leaders. Entrust is based outside of Durban, South Africa.
Here are the Cornhill Training Course’s answers submitted by Christopher Ash. The Cornhill Training Course is based out of London, England.
Here are the Charles Simeon Trust’s answers (submitted by David Helm and Robert Kinney). The Simeon Trust is based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Here are the answers for the Capitol Hill Baptist Church internship program (submitted by Ben Wright). Capitol Hill Baptist Church is located in Washington, D. C.
Here are the Bethlehem College and Seminary’s answers (submitted by Tom Steller). BCS is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.