The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) has long been perceived as the gold standard of formal training for ministry. But an increasing number question its necessity for contemporary ministry.
You often hear people lament the high dropout rate of those entering vocational ministry, particularly in their first few years. For example, in a Leadership Journal article, John Ortberg repeated the statistic that ”90 percent of people who enter vocational ministry will end up in another field.” I’ve heard similar comments to the effect that 50% of…Continue reading Do Seminary Grads Burn Out Quickly?