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Metro Atlanta Seminary has a distinctive teaching philosophy. We are not saying it is better than other schools, just different. The heart of the philosophy surrounds the issue of mentoring. Each student has a mentor who works with him or her to talk about theology, Bible, practical application and the languages. More importantly, mentors get to know students at the heart level. They learn what their dreams and hopes are for the future. They learn about their doubts and concerns. They help them deal with deep issues which may cause them to stumble.
Further, MAS keeps classes small and very interactive. Professors make a point of including the introverted in discussion and coaching the extroverted on how to listen well, All classes are built around reading, discussion, projects, and papers. The hope of teachers is that the student ‘gets it’ at the heart level, not just at the academic ‘can write it in an exam’ level. That is indicated by time spent with the student in real life situations, in confidential conversations and even from time to time with a spouse present.
That is distinctive.
I first sensed Gods call to ministry during my college days at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. The road to this point has been a winding one – leaving my home church where I first started following Christ in my college days, moving from Memphis to Atlanta, joining the Vine Community Church and becoming part of the PCA. So, I am grateful to God that he has brought me through all these years and places to complete this season of education. Metro Atlanta Seminary has been an incredible blessing, both with the new learnings, and with the professors and classmates that bring so much depth and perspective to what we are learning. Having completed my degree, my plans are to serve in pastoral ministry.
Attending and graduating from Metro Atlanta Seminary (MAS) has fulfilled a desire I have had since becoming a Christian in 1983. It has been a wonderful extension of a journey that began when Christ burst into my life at that time. For a husband, father, Elder and businessman, MAS has conveniently provided me outstanding teaching and fellowship, leading to a deeper knowledge and love for the person and work of Christ. I graduate from MAS with fond memories of wonderful teachers and classmates, and move on better equipped to worship, teach and share applications to others, hopefully enabling a deeper relationship with Christ for me and those with whom I interact.
I originally came to the US to go to Seminary. In God’s providence, circumstances changed and I was not able to accomplish that desire. MAS gave me an opportunity to fulfill that dream. MAS was affordable and also provided the flexibility that I needed at my current stage of life. MAS was used of the Lord to deepen my understanding of Scripture and to be better equipped to serve the body of Christ as a teacher and an elder. I not only obtained an education, but I also was able to build good relationships through the years at MAS.
My time attending MAS was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life. The teachers are fantastic and small classes lend themselves to a lot of interaction and discussion. I highly recommend MAS; I graduated with great head knowledge, but far more importantly I have fallen deeper in love with Christ, and gained applicable tools and skills to pursue a life of ministry.
We have been amazed at the men and women who have said, "Yes!" to the type of work we are doing. They have seen MAS as a special place to give of their talents and resources. We would love to give you more information about how you can become part of the movement. We need people like you to bless the seminary as we do the work we are called to do.