Scott Clark on Who Should Go to Seminary

Check out this excellent post over on the Heidelblog.

Clark’s discussion of the internal and external call is especially helpful. Listen to what he says about the external call:

The second part of the call is external. The external call operates on two levels, informal and formal. if your local congregation has identified certain gifts for teaching, preaching, and/or leadership in you, then you should think seriously about seminary. If, when you teach, the elders and the congregation are edified, then you should think about seminary. The formal aspect of the process occurs when you appear before your consistory/session to ask for their blessing to attend seminary, when you come “under care” of a presbytery/classis (depending upon the situation).

Thanks again, Dr. Clark!