The Formative Years by Alumni Development

President Patterson made a statement in chapel that formed the way I present the gospel. He said, “Bring the cookies down to the bottom shelf where a 5-year-old can get them and the adults will probably get it too”.

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The Formative Years by Alumni Development

My most formative experience during my time at Southeastern that has impacted my current ministry context is sitting in classes to study books of the Bible.  Above and beyond being a mere seminary student, I was challenged in these classes to be a student of Christ. 

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The Formative Years by Alumni Development

The most formative experience during my time at Southeastern involved me having to do two practical experiences for my seminary classes. In one of my seminary classes, we had to have hours of volunteer experience in the church setting.

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The Formative Years by Alumni Development

The most formative experience? Wow, that is tough, because there were so many. I’ll mention two particular things. I’m not sure I would call them experiences, but they were instances the Lord used to remind me of key truths about him, and I have recalled these lessons well in the years since.

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