Visions of surfing in between theology classes in California or studying in the historic hallways of Boston architecture dance in the heads of many aspiring seminarians. For some, seminary is an extension of their wonderful undergraduate years and for others it is the prestige of studying at North America’s finest. Below are several compelling reasons why one should consider pursuing seminary in upstate New York.
1. Content is as abundant as the stars. You can find more books on ministry and theology than you could read in a lifetime. Contextual ministry, however, is the name of the game. Your location has unique challenges and pressures that may not be addressed in an Orlando, Florida seminary option. Going to a regional seminary that is attune to local upstate New York ministry challenges affords you the benefit of having the most prevalent issues regularly addressed during your degree.