Hello all, I have been going rounds looking at seminaries and christian institutions trying to find the "right" one. However it is a mess out there in the christian education website world so I figured I'd ask all of you to see what you think. I am seeking an MA program with an emphasis on equipping for ministry, I feel like I am to serve in the church ministry so I really wanted to find an MA degree that would best suit this. I had thought I had found the right school and program however the distance program and the intensive schedule just seems to raise alot of conflict with full-time work, family, etc...The institution is an ATS/RA accreditted seminary and the inflexability of the DL program just seems inpractical compared to its TRACS counterparts. Anyhow I am trying to possibly find an alternative school that is ATS/RA or even TRACS if that would work "well enough" for what I am trying to do. I cant really do week long, two week long intensives twice a year, so I dont know if there are other schools with shorter or no intensives. Another thought, does it matter if the M.A. Degree is specialized? Meaning could I take an MAR and get out of it what I am looking for? It seems that there are different degrees for different tracks people are pursuing MAR transition to MDIV for educators, MA to MDIV with ministry emphasis for pastor preaching, is that the right assumption? Anyway any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!