While I had just come back to faith and was starting to grow in my home church, First Baptist Church Murfreesboro, I had never envisioned going to seminary. In need of spiritual growth and understanding, everything pointed me in that direction; however, our family is a single income family with four children. My job was crucial and I could not see how I could possibly attend seminary.
Just when I thought that there was no hope, I was surprised by a flyer about a seminary that would be housed in my church. I found out that classes would be done in intensives on Friday night and Saturday and that the tuition was subsidized through the generosity of grants. I finally got it all together and started my seminary journey at Central Baptist Theological Seminary - Tennessee.
This format allowed me to complete my degree without missing any work or taking too much time away from my family. At the same time, I was able to develop an understanding of how to apply the skills from seminary to my sense of calling as a marketplace minister and allowed me to find ways to execute this ministry. After completion of seminary, my home church ordained me and blessed me in this calling.
I am extremely grateful for Central for the work it has done in my life by providing a thought provoking broad theological education.
You can earn a degree at our teaching centre located in the Greater Milwaukee area. Classes for the M.Div. and Diploma program meet on Fridays and Saturdays, providing maximum flexibility to adult learners.
The seminary is approved to offer the Master of Divinity and the Diploma in Theological Studies programs at our Wisconsin centre.
For information about taking classes at our Wisconsin centre, contact:
Dr. Arlo R. Reichter
15330 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122-2391