Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel

Well, it's almost the end of the semester. I have to do two major papers, two minor ones, and take two finals. A lot of work but doable. This school year has challenged me more than I thought it would. One of the biggest challenges was simply adjusting to being in school full time. This is a different life, especially when you have a family that comes first.

Greek has continued to be very difficult. I have discovered though that I am simply a slow Greek learner. My professor told me that there are two kinds of Greek strugglers. The first kind simply take a little longer to sink in, the second kind just won't get it, no matter what. The concepts that are so hard for me to get seem to get easier over time. I am encouraged by that. I may even take intermediate Greek if I can fit it into my schedule.

I have become a teaching fellow for the Semlink program. That means I am over the five classes in the online program that cover the ministry of the church. The classes are: Spiritual Formation for Ministry, Educational Ministry of the Church, Pastoral Counseling, Family and Marriage Counseling, and The Theology of Effective Youth Ministry. I am enjoying that immensely and feel like I am doing some good with the practical ministry experience I bring to the table. This is what I prayed for before I came to seminary.

I'll post more later, just wanted to add to this and prove that I'm still here.