A Common Question
One of the more frequent questions about Greyfriars Hall is how does it compare to a typical seminary experience. There are certainly areas overlap and disparity. In the following video, Pastor Doug gives a compare and contrast to answer this question. So often the pursuit of pastoral ministry is thought of as merely an academic foray; however, as Christians, our standard for ministers must be God’s word and what it states to be the attributes of a godly man and therefore a godly minister.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once made a pithy statement in regards to what is really necessary for a man to become a minister (and it isn’t a degree):
What matters? The chief thing is the love of God, the love of souls, a knowledge of the Truth, and the Holy Spirit within you. These are the things that make the preacher. If he has the love of God in his heart, and if he has a love for God; if he has a love for the souls of men, and a concern about them; if he knows the truth of the Scriptures; and has the Spirit of God within him, that man will preach.
Indeed, we cannot be too frequently reminded that our standards must be biblical standards, not worldly standards. Enjoy the video, share it, and if you’re interested in the adventure of pursuing pastoral ministry get in touch with us!
If you missed the first interview with Pastor Douglas Wilson, head over and read this blogpost: Purity, Boldness & Truth.
If you missed the interview with Pastor Toby Sumpter, go here: A Greyfriars Hall Discussion: Pastor Toby Sumpter.
If you missed the interview with Pastor Mike Lawyer, this is the place to click: A Greyfriars Hall Discussion: Pastor Mike Lawyer.
If you’re interested in potentially attending Greyfriars Hall: