A friend of mine asked me the following question:
“Would you go work in a church under another pastor where you have a masters and he only has a bible college degree?”
I think this is actually a very important question. I think it’s entirely possible for pastors to serve alongside or even under the authority of another when they have more formal education. I actually think such diversity can be very healthy for the local church. Who wouldn’t want a pastor who has a graduate degree and a pastor who has years of experiencing both offering their gifting and abilities to the church?
Yet there are some obstacles that need to be considered. Before I would venture into this situation, I think some questions need to be asked: