[should pastors have formal training?]
my question is what does the bible say? did Peter have "formal" training? Did John?
I believe it's individual to the man, and what God has truly called him to.
Our current pastor doesn't even have a high school diploma. ( he was Homeschooled and didn't get a GED or anything.) But he did go to 2 years of Bible college.
I'll tell you what though, this man KNOWS the Word.
I think what's more important, is who did He study under? Did he have good spiritual mentoring leading up to his pastoring a church?
I don't believe it's the form of "formal" education that matters, it's the man's heart for the Lord and truly knowing the Word in order to pass it on to the people.
Scripture says He will use the foolish to comfound the wise, and it also says He qualifies the called. If the man is allowing the Spirit to teach through him, and committed to the Word and only the Word, he should be fine.
firstoftwelve, RR 39 Comments
[6/11/2008 11:40:19 PM]
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