PARSE / 4 Ways to Become a Pastor
If you wanted to be a pastor a generation ago, the path was fairly predictable. Go to seminary, get ordained, and get placed in a church. How times have changed! Today paths to the pastorate have multiplied. An aspiring pastor might opt for an apprenticeship, pursue an MBA, hone her ministry skills in a "secular" job, or yes, go to seminary. As more people choose different ways to train for ministry, local churches are stepping up to assist in the process. In Locally Grown Pastors Kara Bettis reports:
Many current pastors say that finances, marriage, or unexpected life circumstances have resulted in paths other than the traditional one. But even those who take a "secular" path to the pastorate, by first pursuing non-ministry careers, are deeply shaped by their involvement in the local church.Read Locally Grown Pastors.
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