Back to School

I’m officially a student again! I started taking classes this week through Liberty University Online. About 8 years ago I started taking classes for my Master’s degree through Liberty’s online seminary. At the time I was working a full-time engineering job, doing part-time youth ministry, and raising a young family. I took a few classes, but I found I had too much to do and not enough time to get it done. So I put my plans aside and waited for the right time to jump back in.

It took me a while to get to the place where I was ready to think about classes again, but I finally started the process. A few things have definitely changed. They don’t mail out VCR tapes now 🙂 and the internet has really changed how you communicate with professors and other students. Liberty does a great job providing opportunities for people everywhere to take classes. I was able to find a scholarship and work out the financing, and I signed back up. I’m currently working on a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership Studies. I believe that all leaders should be learners, and this is an exciting time for me as I stretch my leadership by learning more about how to lead like Christ.

It’s still going to be a challenge to find the time to fit in studying and writing papers, but I’m confident that I can get through this with God’s help. This semester I’m taking Biblical Foundations of Christian Leadership, Church Growth, and Systematic Theology. I appreciate your prayers. As a wise man once told me, “I need the prayers, and you need the practice”


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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2 Responses

  1. Kindra says:

    Good for you.

  2. Kindra says:

    Good for you. God’s timing is perfect. Enjoy being back in school.

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