What would you do Wednesday!
A friend of yours is in seminary. In fact, he is in the senior class working towards a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). One Sunday afternoon you catch up with him over lunch.
The conversation turns toward ministry, seminary, etc. You ask him how long he has before finishing his M.Div. He explains it will probably take him about 1.5 years to finish given he works full-time and has a family.
Then, you ask about his future plans, “What are you going to do vocation-wise once you have your M.Div.?”
He answers explaining that he probably will not work for a church as he once desired. He thinks he has stirred up too much dissension on social media making it tough for him to get a ministry job in his denomination. Instead, he wants to finish seminary and use the schooling to better serve the local church. You wonder if it makes sense for him to complete his M.Div.
What would you do?
- Say nothing.
- Encourage him to finish since he is 3/4 or more done.
- Encourage him to consider dropping out of seminary.
- Encourage him to reconsider ministry work and to fix his reputation.
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