I’ve been struggling through many different things in the college searching department, a few of them being:
- Finding married housing
- Affordable costs
- Rock-solid Theology
- A life-relatable degree
And one more thing – will it really be worth it?
It’s been very frustrating when looking at various colleges (for reasons above) and for the state of society as a whole. Degrees seem (at least to me) to be becoming less important, not so much on an academic level in regards to the value of the information you learn, but rather they only show information, not experience (in many cases).
I guess how I see it, is if I wanted to hire (in my hypothetically-large-enough-to-hire-people-church) a discipleship leadership supervisor, and I have the pick between someone with a bachelor’s degree vs. someone with 4 years of real-life discipleship and leadership experience in a local church, I would go with the latter.
I know it’s a flawed example, and I’m sure the first guy has experience too, but I hope you get my point.
Anyhow, what’s hit me is I really don’t want college for the degree, sure I’d love to have a bachelors in Biblical worldview and maybe an associates in something tech related, but I’m really going for an atmosphere of learning where I don’t have to worry (much) about money (yet), and where I can gain connections with ministries, leaders, professors, etc.
So will it be “worth it” I guess I can make it worth it if I apply myself and work hard at it, but in the sense of will a degree get me a job after? That’s a whole other issue.
And just to make things even more confusing, maybe I want to go into full-time ministry?
Anyways, these are the jumbled thoughts running through my head, if you can relate, let me know your experience!