Friday, August 13, 2010

A Good Trend

During the 70', 80' and 90's there were more pastors retiring than students entering seminary and most of those entering seminary were older second career people. Conditions for smaller congregations looking for pastors was getting bleak. With "Baby Boomer" pastors now starting to retire in droves many denominations and seminaries have been in crisis.
A new report shows that there are now more 20 something men and women entering seminary than older second career students. Perhaps the new generation is more willing to answer the call of service to God and the church and it helps that there are more of that generation. Prayers are being answered.


  1. My pastor/priest at my parish is a grandfather!

    He is a widower who became a Catholic priest.

    God is good!