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Graduate Enrolls in World-Renowned Seminary

by Office of Marketing | July 29, 2013
The diligent studies of Adam Yaros '13 will go beyond the 2013 Commencement Ceremony at Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC). After graduating with a 3.97 grade point average and bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies, Yaros will now pursue a Master of Divinity degree at the world-renowned Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS).

However, he was not accepted to just one respectable graduate school. In fact, in addition to PTS, Yaros was accepted to attend the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Yale University Divinity School.
 
With the hope of nurturing his walk with Christ both practically (so that he can better serve in ministry) and intellectually (so that he can work to enrich our great Christian faith and to encourage believers), Yaros decided to enroll in PTS for the upcoming fall semester. PTS proves to be the perfect choice for him, as its mission seeks to “prepare women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.” Since the founding of PTS in 1812, approximately 21,000 men and women have studied in its various programs. Now another alumnus of VFCC will be counted among the prestigious attendees of this reputable institution.
 
Yaros will be attending PTS with a one-track mind: learning how to enrich the body through a ministry of teaching. “My ultimate career goals involve serving the Christian community in whatever way God leads, whether it be in a pastoral or teaching role,” says Yaros. “I hope to serve as a pastor and to serve the church in whatever way I can.  Also, I hope to one day teach Theology & Biblical Studies at a university and work in college administration.”
 
Of course, Adam realizes the importance of education in realizing his dreams. “I think higher education is crucial to the Christian life. Historically, Christians have been amongst the most educated, creative, and dynamic men and women in society. Education allows Christians to evidence our faith to the wider world intellectually and socially. It challenges us to expand our views, to think critically about our faith and…defend our faith against its detractors.”
 
Even though Adam Yaros has been blessed with a brilliant academic mind, he realizes that the Lord is not done molding him through education. “I sense God reminding me over and over again, ‘You don't know it all,’” says Yaros. “God has definitely used [my enrollment in PTS] as an opportunity to remind me of His control over all things and as a way to trust in Him on this adventure.”
 
The prayers of the entire VFCC family are with Adam Yaros as he continues to humble himself before the Lord in the realm of academia – that his diligent studies will some day yield magnificent return for the Kingdom of God.