Tap Posted March 3, 2012 Share Posted March 3, 2012 (edited) Ds17 was always a math/science focused person. He completed College Chemistry 3 and Calculus 2 before he was 17yo. This past year, he has decided to become a pastor. He left the math/science behind and has focused this year on taking college classes that will transfer into Bible college instead. He can have his associates this summer if he wants it, in general studies from a local public college. (general studies because his math/science classes plus the Bible College transferable credits his working on, leaves him with a large mish-mash of credits.) Then he can start at Multnomah Bible College in the fall. I would really like for him to wait a year before bible college. He will be 17 when he starts and will have his M. Div at about 23yo. Ds is very mature but still only has the experiences of a 17yo. He is already active in the church and does everything you would expect an older person considering Bible college to do. He volunteers, leads groups, works etc. He has all the recommendations from his pastors to start college and I have no doubt that he will succeed. But....I think he needs to have more experiences under his hat before he starts Bible College. I keep talking to him about "broadening his foundation" and "you will only get out of college, what you can put into it". I think I am getting through to him and he is open to alternative ideas. The other day we talked a bit about alternative associates degrees that he can get, while he waits a year. Music, counseling, teaching are all natural choices....another idea is an extended missions trip (he is planning 2 weeks in Haiti this summer). Do you have any input for him? Any ideas? He has led a pretty simple life and has never really wanted for anything. ETA: feel free to say, what you honestly feel here. I promise I don't offend easily. Edited March 3, 2012 by Tap, tap, tap Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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