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#1 spacetrain31



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

Ok, so I recently graduated high school and went to life 2013. At the life 2013, I felt that God was calling me to be a Youth Pastor. So, my first question is how do I go about becoming a Youth Pastor, what kind of college do I need to go to? My second question is how do I become a youth pastor for the Christian and Missionary Alliance? Also what is better, public college or Christian college?

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

Hey spacetrain31! Congrats on going to life2013 and sensing God's call to service. I would recommend you visit the serve section of our website. From there you will find some suggestions on how to connect within The Alliance as well as ways to prepare.

God bless you! It's quite a journey you are on!
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

Hi spacetrain31! I was at LIFE as well, and I think it's AWESOME that you've felt and responded to God's call to make a difference in the lives of youth. Press on!

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:42 PM

Mr. Spacetrain, if your goal is to work in churches that mostly serve those who already are believers, and to work mostly with the youth of church members, then attending only a Christian college might serve you well. But if you have a heart for the lost in America's secular or New Age culture, you would do well to spend part of your college career living among such people. Consider spending a year or two at a Christian college and during that time get the best grounding you can in a little theology, a lot of Bible, and a lot of study of worldviews and of spiritual conflict. Then transfer to the best state university you can get into, live in a dorm, and put that training to the test with your lost and often despairing classmates. Later on if you want to make a career in professional ministry, you can go to seminary and get more education at a much higher level.
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