Seminaries must change

On one hand I want to tell every young person or every person thinking of ditching his or her career for ministry to run and run far.

On the other hand…I know how great it can be! I know it matters in the world. I know God is still active and calling people. I know the church was not my idea, or your idea…it was God’s idea.

Now what church looks like is a matter for another post. My point here, training is still needed. And maybe, just maybe we, who are trainers, need to figure out how to do it better for the world in which we live instead of the nostalgic fiction our institutions purport. Maybe that will help us stop blaming each other for the demise of something that I am not convinced was ever as good as others claim.

Looks like I’m not the only one having these thoughts.

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About Amy Jacober

Amy Jacober (PhD, Fuller Seminary) is a youth ministry veteran with ministry and teaching experience. She focuses on practical theology, urban ministry, theology & disability, and marginalized communities. She is a volunteer youth worker in her church and community, lead consultant with Youth Ministry Architects and serves on the Young Life Capernaum national board. In her free time she can be found playing with her three young children, husband, and oversized dog.