Having had the opportunity and privilege to go through various forms of theological training—including a BTh at GWC—has helped me not only appreciate theology but also meaningfully appropriate it and its implications for my hearers and for my own personal spiritual growth. As I get older, my need to know and articulate God’s truth for life and in ministry expands. And theological studies have been one of the best platforms to further furnish my heart and mind for the Christian life and service.
The value of theological studies for competent and enduring ministry down to simply persevering in the Christian life is a matter that is overwhelmingly undersold.
College buoyed me in my prayerful efforts to obey Paul’s exhortation: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). It doesn’t get any more straightforward than this.
Theological studies have been one of the best platforms to further furnish my heart and mind for the Christian life and service.
(GWC Alumnus, Rector at The Message Church)