While Allen says the school obviously cannot mandate what its students do after graduation, he explains that its female students are made plainly aware of what to expect in ministry within the denom:
“We’d be doing a disservice to our students if we said ‘come study, spend a bunch of money on your degree and be ready to pastor a church when you graduate.’ We’d be misrepresenting to our female students what they should expect after graduation."
His seminary's female students are "preparing for positions in ministry," especially in missions and counseling programs, Allen continued, "but that step to be elder or to be pastor or co-pastor" is not something he supports.
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