Thursday, November 15, 2007

Open Source Education

Wednesday at our Reproducing Churches meeting, we had a great discussion about how continuing education will morph to meet today's ministry needs. Some of the discussion centered on the fact that "formal" education gives way to "practical" application as many would rather audit classes on specific areas of need, rather than go through heavy programs in order to earn degrees. One thing that Jason Dukes brought up is that now through iTunes you can receive a full MIT education. After looking at it today, there is a great amount of content and lectures available for free. You can even take classes on Business from Duke University. Now, you wont get the full experience including the golden diploma, but who could pass up a Duke education for free. No longer should anyone waste their commute or workout time. It is my hope that more Christian Universities will jump onto this great opportunity to train believers for ministry.