One other strong asset of seminary training is establishing a network for continued learning and support.  Seminary professors become mentors and fellow students become life-long friends.  These relationships – take it from someone who has been in ministry for 40 years – are a huge asset for sustaining all of us through the storms, challenges, and setbacks of being ministry leaders.  These relationships will also give you a network through which you can share mission projects, start new churches, and develop new ministry organizations to reach your generation with the gospel.