Quite the Contrary: SBTS and a God-centered Ministry

From The Towers:

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has reached an all-time high in enrollment and is continuing to draw scores of ministers desiring to prepare for ministry in the local church, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. told trustees at the annual spring meeting Tuesday.

Seminary enrollment this semester grew to more than 4,200 students, Mohler said, the vast majority of whom are preparing to serve as pastors of local Southern Baptist churches. Enrollment has doubled since 1995.

Mohler said the increased enrollment has come by God’s grace because the school has sought to attract students during a time when theological institutions in America are turning out “professional ministers” and not pastor-theologians. Many eminaries are going away from training pastors in the classical theological disciplines and, instead, are preparing them to meet the felt needs of a therapeutic culture, he said.

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- posted by Timmy Brister, April 19, 2007

1 comment:

Tony Kummer said...

It almost sounds like Dr. Mohler has been reading "Brothers, We Are Not Professionals."

I thank God for bringing me to SBTS in these times. What measure of faithfulness will God require of us who have these advantages?

Thanks for covering this.