A friend of mine, Matt Guevara, recently received his Masters in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. He posted this about his views on the importance of higher education when it comes to being in children’s ministry.
Here’s a quote:
“…I spent more time finding out where to answer questions no one is asking and who to answer these questions with. And the truth of the matter is that Bethel found a way to teach me, a guy who thought that I already knew the answer to everything, that unless men and women lead others through forays into the questions no one is asking, we will not be able to answer the questions people are asking.”
I loved what Matt had to say about the benefits of higher education. While practical experience is necessary, I think that you also need to have quality education that goes along with the experiences. If there’s one thing I really appreciated about my university experience, it is that I learned how to learn. I haven’t run into too many people without a university degree who know how to continue learning and grow.
What has been your experience with higher education?
Do you agree that higher education can serve to enhance ministry and other areas of life?
Or do you think things like seminary are a waste of time?