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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 More young adults going into ministry

For years, churches across the USA have prayed that more young people would explore careers in ministry as a wave of Baby Boomer pastors prepares to retire. Now it seems their prayers are being answered.

For the past 10 years, the estimated median age of candidates for master of divinity degrees has fallen steadily, from 34.14 in 1999 to 32.19 in 2009, according to an analysis by the Center for the Study of Theological Education (CSTE) at Auburn Seminary. That marks a reversal: From 1989 to 1999, the estimated median age had climbed steadily from 31.4 to 34.14.

Denominations hail this new pattern as a positive sign now, as churches increasingly depend on aging leaders and struggle to attract parishioners under age 30. ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2010/8/10 11:44Profile

Joined: 2007/6/27
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Omaha, NE

 Re: More young adults going into ministry

This is welcome news. It should not be
measured by the numbers of degrees; but
by commitment to the way of the cross!!

Martin G. Smith

 2010/8/10 12:10Profile

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