Hello, Puritan Board! Firstly, I am so thankful and have been so blessed by the discussions. Secondly, this is my first post, so I hope I'm doing it right. So, my question is: what is the difference between Bible college and seminary? Does one need to go to seminary if they have been to a good Bible college and had training in the local church? This is my background: I went to Moody Bible Institute- Spokane and was part of a wonderful pastoral internship at a church there for two years. That church introduced me to reformed theology and Christ-centered understanding of all the Scriptures. Now, because of my wife's and my Christ-centered wedding (which some of the leadership of a small, rural church was at), this church wants to hire me as a youth pastor. Lord willing, I'm going to do it, but my question is, do I need more formal training? Or can I place myself under the pastor and read books and study and the like without the formal training? Thank you for any consideration!