"My own experience in Frankfort has been, well, amazing. I have been able to apply the knowledge I have learned in seminary, and I have gained confidence in doing those things one must do to be a pastor. Most importantly, my experience has helped me in my discernment, confirming what I perceive as a call to pastoral ministry. The opportunity to serve, not just observe, has been a tremendous gift to me. And as I consider that experience, I can’t help but feel that these student placements are a special blessing for the Seminary.
Small churches, in partnership with the Seminary, are training new pastors in real and challenging settings. Serving one another, in Christ’s name, to keep spread the Word of God throughout rural Maine. The Bangor Seminary is situated perfectly for partnerships of this sort, in a state where many churches cannot afford a full-time pastor."
M.Div., 2010, on serving while a student at BTS in the Frankfort Congregational Church, UCC