Encouraging church development

In the U.S., I’ve seen a renewal, it would appear, in the preaching schools as well as an investment by congregations in encouraging youth toward preaching. I would hope that there’d be emphasis in evangelism in all that, but this trend encourages me, because the graduates don’t come out burdened with debt, they study the Bible intensely, they tend to be stronger in conviction and the preaching schools are outproducing (anybody have stats?) the Christian universities, many of which have lost their way. There are some tweaks I’d like to see, but overall it’s a good picture.

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