Thanks again Seth. Practical. Effective. Discipleship requires significant time, hard work, and ample amounts of love.
We need more apprentices
have more than one million times the amount of information we have today.
Why is it that to practice medicine you have to do a residence and
internship, but not in ministry? I understand that in medicine there are
practical bits of knowledge that can only be learned while practicing.
The difference in ministry and medicine becomes minuscule when talking
This is the failure of discipleship. In medicine, you have to serve
your time practicing. Most churches would rather have someone who has
studied at a seminary though. They first look at the credentials of a
seminary rather than skills practiced while serving a local church.
Discipleship is the context where praxis happens. It’s a deliberate
sharing of skills that will be used throughout the rest of a ministry
life.Those of you who are considering seminary listen carefully. The
knowledge you gain while studying is only useful if you understand how
to use it in the kingdom.
Great ideas! As a young twenty-something I have trouble realizing how all my heard knowledge from school actually fits into real world action. It’s a tough season to wade through and apprenticeships greatly help that navigation.
Thanks for the kind words Seth. It was great to finally meet you last week!