“This past year I’ve been attending Horizon College & Seminary in a Bachelor’s program to become a youth pastor. I have absolutely loved every minute of it.
This education experience has been far more immersive than I could have ever imagined. Because everything that I study is centered around God, I am finding myself thinking back to my studies almost EVERY single day since I started at Horizon. I am so thankful that I am learning something that I will most definitely use in the “real world.” The Bible is the greatest textbook I’ve ever received, but there are also many beautiful minds out there that God has given revelation to. One of the greatest joys for me this year has been reading the work of godly men and women who have precious pearls of knowledge that come from a place of intimacy with God.
I know there is differing opinion in the Christian community on Biblical education… whether or not it’s actually useful, whether or not the Holy Spirit should be our only teacher, etc… But I want you all to know that through my studies, through my professors, through my textbooks, through my Bible, and through my community God has spoken to me more than I’ve ever been able to hear before! God has been so faithful to guide me through my studies; He has given me tremendous wisdom and understanding, in my head but ALSO in my HEART! I am learning so much about God, and all this learning bleeds into my relationship with him, my relationship with my family, with my church, and with my ministry.
Please believe me when I say that this education is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given to study. It’s actually been so great that I am choosing to continue my studies over the summer through distance learning! I am so excited to continue in my degree. God is so good and I love serving him this way. This is a season of loving the Lord with all my heart and soul and especially my MIND. May my schoolwork be as worship unto the Lord, for he is worthy of it all!”