Work and studies

by on October 27, 2007

So, I haven’t actually started seminary yet, so for me this is an area that I’m giving a lot of consideration. I really haven’t figured out how everyone in seminary pulls this one off. I mean, you need to work to pay the bills but working means you’re not studying which means you’re doing bad in class… which seems like a bad trade off… So, you decrease your work hours, but the power company doesn’t care and they still send you your bills. So, what are you to do?

I guess the best solution is to find a job that allows you to make lots of money for minimal hours invested. Uh… yeah… anyone know where I can find one of those?

As for me, my wife and I crunched the numbers and it looks really tight. Thankfully, I am a web developer, so I have a job that is flexible and pays well for hours invested. The problem is that it is typically feast or famine in the work category. So, it is a little nerve racking.

In the end, we simply decided that, even though the excel spreadsheet says that money will be tight… we just need to trust that we are hearing and obeying God’s call and that He will care and provide for us as he is always done.

Anyone got some insight on how to balance the work/school issue? Please drop some wisdom for us newbies.


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.