The admission exam for the ministry is so important because the office of the minister of the Word is so significant that not anyone who wants this office can be admitted. The author believes that applicants should be tested in three areas: his knowledge, his calling and his ability to study.
Who should be responsible for theological training? Should the seminary be under the church or independent? This article lays the biblical ground for a church-controlled seminary, while highlighting the dangers of independent theological training. The author ends by showing the benefits of church-controlled seminaries.
What is the process behind the decision of whether an individual will go to a theological seminary? This article maintains that not only is the individual himself behind the decision, but the church federation and the church elders. Elders have the responsibility to seek out and encourage suitable individuals to consider going into the ministry.
How important is the study and knowledge of biblical Greek and Hebrew in theological education? The purpose of this paper is to foster a discussion on the place of the biblical languages in the curricula of seminaries and also to emphasize the importance of retaining the languages as part of theological training.