I know that a really random group of folks find their way here from time to time…
Some of y’all have been to various seminaries, or are even students now.
For a couple of years now, I’ve been trying to figure out what ot do with the nagging itch to take some seminary classes.
My dream is to plant a couple of churches and then go overseas and plant churches in un-reached nations, and it seems like some extra education would be helpful.
I’m not sure I want to put in the years to get a whole degree, but I would like to learn greek and take N.T. 1 and 2 and O.T. 1 and 2 and maybe a hermeneutics class or two…
God has gifted me with a work/family situation where I think I could pull off one class per semester, and, as it happens, there’s a pretty good seminary just a half-hour away in Wake Forest.
But here’s the thing: I checked out what it would cost, and since I’m not an ‘official’ Baptist, it would be right around $1,000 per class, which would be $3,000 – $4,000 a year, depending on how agresively I studied.
Given our mound of debt we’re trying to pay off, that’s out of the question…
But I know there has to be some help available.
I just know that someone, somewhere, donated a bunch of money and said, “I want this to go to someone who wants to understand the Gospel and the scriptures better and is committed to using it — all the way to the ends of the earth.”
I’m that guy!
So… I was wondering…
Does anybody know of some financial help available to take part-time seminary classes?