Calvin’s Corner

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  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Michael – I hear what you are saying the need for training is with many pastors, but how did they get to be pastors without this training? that was rhetorical because i know the answer – to become an evangelical pastor today, all you need to know is how to go verse by verse through the Bible.

    How can people not know how to meet with people – not know how to do funerals and the several other things you and Phil mentioned. if there ever was a case to be made for Lutheran type seminary training, this would be it. Besides the book learning at seminary, these guys are assigned a church nearby to work for the 3 years as field workers, learning the hands on under a mentor pastor and the 3rd (of 4) year is spent on vicarage – which is a one year internship in a church. All of it is covered – I remember our last 2 vicars did everything the pastors did.

    Just this past week we picked up a field worker from Concordia Irvine (not seminary) – a guy training to be a DCE (Director of Christian Education).

    Anyway, I just found the conversation strange that so many pastor may be just one dimensional.

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