Posts tagged: Seminary

Connecting the Seminary and the Church

By Darrell Yoder on August 17, 2015

I was raised in the Church. I came to faith around 10 years old in a rural Mennonite church in Northern Indiana. Thirteen years later, when I decided to go to seminary, many people around me had no idea what a seminary was (none of our pastors had ever gone), and they wondered about the value of "going to school for so many years."

During seminary, then, I was both inspired and disillusioned. I was…

Choosing a Career Path

By Tara Kram on October 28, 2015

Many graduates of GRTS's Master of Arts in Counseling program choose to pursue traditional counseling careers in agency or private practice settings. Although this is the most common career path, many choose other vocational avenues. We have alumni serving as human resources directors, professors, church ministry leaders and university student development staff. I also chose to go a non-traditional…

Questions Every Future Counselor Faces

By Ashley VanBemmelen on December 9, 2015

Everyone who considers counseling has to wrestle with at least one basic question, Could I really do this kind of work? Here are some questions you can ask yourself to get insight as to whether you would make a good counselor:

  • Are you passionate about helping hurting people find hope in a broken world?
  • Do you want to help individuals and families through difficult times?
  • Does your heart break…

M.A. in Counseling: A New Platform

By Sarah Enck on February 29, 2016

Damaris Garcia is one of eleven students in the first cohort of the new M.A. Counseling online program at Cornerstone University. She met the other members of her cohort for the first time on Jan. 7, the first day of their three- to four-year program together. The day started with an orientation in the morning and launched right into their first class that afternoon. The following two days were part…

Embracing the Journey of Seminary

By Dani Lauer on March 16, 2016

"Life is a journey, not a destination." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Journey. An act of traveling from one place to another. A long and often difficult process of personal change and development.

Destination. A place where someone or something is going or being sent.

What is it about us as humans that enjoys destinations? Think about it. We have all these milestones in our lives, and people often encourage…

Why Seminary Matters: Discerning your calling and the importance of theological education.

By Ashley VanBemmelen on February 1, 2019

Editor's Note: Today's post provides a great summary on the value of pursuing seminary training for ministry. Our Admissions Director, Ashley VanBemmelen, highlights some key ways we seek to help ministry leaders prepare for or deepen their for service in the church and in other forms of ministry. For those considering seminary, this will be a helpful piece to reflect on for your own life. If you're…