June 7, 2012 by
Categories: Pastors College
By God’s grace, the Sovereign Grace Pastors College has trained 243 men for ministry since opening in 1997. This year's graduating class alone includes 23 men, eight of whom are returning with their families to church planting residencies.
Although we have to take some time off for relocating our offices, we’re pleased to announce the official launch of the Pastors College's inaugural year in Louisville, Kentucky will be January 7, 2013.
As we mentioned in our relocation announcement last month, there are many reasons we are excited about this move. One of the most compelling is the potential it has for serving our churches more effectively as we proclaim the gospel together and plant churches for the glory of God.
Recently we asked the students in this year’s graduating Pastors College Class, "What would you tell a man who is currently considering whether or not to come to the Pastors College?" We thought you’d be encouraged by some of their answers.
“If pastoral ministry is in view for an individual, I don’t believe there is a better context for training than the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. With the teachers we were able to have this year, I feel that we received a world-class education. Couple that with the close-knit environment, and you have a wonderful context for training for future ministry. To the future minister, Pastors College is an unequaled experience.” —Keith Bunting
“Our class of 23 guys was diverse—from formal education to pastoral ministry experience. So first, don't let your experience, whether great or small, hinder you from coming. All will benefit from attending. Second, if you desire to build relationships with other men who are called into pastoral ministry, to spend hours studying God's Word every day, and to learn a second language you will never speak to others (Greek), pack your stuff and go.” —Jeff Carlson
“Stop considering and come. It will be one of the best, most memorable, most shaping years of your life. You will receive training that will serve you and your church for years to come. It's not just about the academics. You will learn just as much through the relationships you have with your fellow classmates and instructors. I wouldn't trade the Pastors College year for anything.” —Josh Murphy
“I would say that the sacrifice of leaving the familiar in order to be a part of Pastors College is worth the cost. Look at your sacrifices as investments for your future ministry. The cost is small in proportion to the spiritual benefits you will reap. You will learn theology. You will also grow exponentially in your devotion to Christ.”—Matthew Wireman
“Do it. Not only will you benefit from the rich theological trajectories which will be set, but you will be trained, through living examples, of what it means to faithfully devote yourself to the ministry as a pastor.” —Jeff Boettcher
If you’re interested in receiving more information or applying for the Pastors College, please contact us.