A Year Of Investment

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For the first time in my life, I actually had a desire to go to school yet didn’t have the time or the money to do it. I decided to turn to God and ask Him what He would have me do and if it was His will to go back to school- to make what seemed impossible become possible. After looking at multiple different college programs from “in class” to “internet based,” Pastor Cody announced that Reliance was launching the School of Ministry. Coming into it I thought this would be great because I desired to have a better understanding of the Bible, Systematic Theology, and Hermeneutics. I really didn’t have a plan or a vision of how this might be used in future ministry work, but nonetheless, I felt God leading me to get equipped.

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Why the Reliance School of Ministry?

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School of Ministry is now in session and if you have not been made aware, it just might be for you. My name is Bryan, I attended the Reliance School of Ministry for the 2012-2013 year, and I want to tell you about my experience. What a blessing and privilege it has been to attend this program over the past year. I certainly did not write about everything that School of Ministry (SOM) entails nor would you likely be motivated to read such a lengthy review. However, I will attempt to give you just a little insight into how I see SOM in retrospect and where I think it may or may not fit into your life right now.

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“Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap” & Other Lies

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap.”

That’s the way the picture of a street sign read in a whimsical Facebook post. I think most of us can identify with the desire to forego the roles of adulthood and return to the memories of endless summers without a care. Yet, the simultaneous reality produces a conflicted heart, because all at once I desire the simplicity that childhood affords while pursuing the freedom that can only be provided commensurate to maturity. In a very real way, I believe this statement is symptomatic of a deep seeded problem within our culture today.

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