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Ministerial Training: The Bible’s Normative Pattern

Published Date: March 24, 2015

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According to a Barna poll, 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave in the first five years. Perhaps there is a better way to train ministers? Scripture indicates clearly that the church is the forum in which theological education is to take place. We are so accustomed to additional institutions assuming responsibility for various tasks of the church, we may find it difficult to imagine pastors themselves training men for the gospel ministry, but is this not the pattern we discover in Scripture?