Show What You Are Learning in Seminary
Learn Out Loud
*I wrote an article this week on going to seminary in a pandemic. Here are some ideas that didn't make the cut for the final article, but I think they are important enough that I wanted to publish it anyway.
One of the biggest things you can do is show what you are learning in seminary. Your persistence and creativity in a time of disruption will go a long way when you finish school. People want to know the finished project as much as the journey to getting there. Your goal is to show what you are learning so that others can learn too. It also helps in the search process because people can look back and see that you are motivated, creative, and persistent. It is much more powerful than a resume, it is proof. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Create a blog and post one note every week describing something you learned. Don’t make it long or prescriptive, just post what you heard a professor say or something you read.
Create a podcast with a couple friends answering two questions: What did you learn that was interesting this week? What is something you have questions about?
Post your book reviews on Amazon, and your blog.
Get involved in an internship at your church or a local ministry.
Create a comic after every class (If you do this, you will be legendary).
Post the best quote from a class each week as a graphic on Instagram.
Record your sermons or Bible lessons.
Find a place to preach. Dr. Hershael York gave this advice, so I preached in a retirement home chapel. That was one of the best decisions I made in seminary.