After much contemplation, I am 99% sure that I am going back to school. Online. Because I don’t have the physical availability to go back to a traditional “on-campus” university with a full-time job and family. I have a bachelors degree in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina. Which works great, since I am currently a PR and Marketing Director. But. I’ve felt a stirring in my heart for some time now to move forward with a completely different calling. After much prayer and discussion with my husband, I am diving in.
I’m going to be getting my masters degree in Ministry or Divinity. !!!
I found an online program (accredited, of course) that would earn me a “Masters of Ministry” degree from Anderson University in SC. This is what I was originally planning on doing, and after talking about it with Trevor, he is actually going to do it, too! His current job involves a LOT of down time, so he’d be able to actually go back to school at work (pretty ideal), and if he gets the job he’s recently applied for as a firefighter (more on that later), he would be working 24 hours on and 48 hours off, so that would allow for his schooling to fit in perfectly, as well.
So, while I was planning on moving forward with that, full steam ahead, I researched more and now, I am contemplating just going all-in and getting my “Masters of Divinity.” I found another online program through Liberty University (if you know anything about either of these programs, let me know!) That is the standard degree for pastors and ministers. If I’m going to do it, I might as well really do it, right? I have a meeting with our pastor tentatively scheduled for next Friday so I can get his feedback, and I am waiting until after then to make my final decision on which way to go.
I am unsure of my end goal. I know I want as much knowledge as possible, though, and I know I want to be involved in women’s or family ministry in some way, shape or form. Please pray for Trevor and I as we enter this brand new phase of life! We need all the help we can get!