I immediately went to my room when I came in. I had already seen so many pastors who knew lots of people and I was alone. Sure, there are other seminarians here, but we are a different class. We attend Newcomer’s Breakfasts and How To seminars.
See, we aren’t there yet. We aren’t full-time ministers or pastors yet and so this experience is much different for us. For some, it’s an obligation because of scholarship money, but for the conference it’s a way to get cheap labor, too. We won’t be the ones who are taken out to eat at Joseph’s the extremely fancy restaurant in the hotel. We will be the ones directly traffic and cleaning up afterwards.
After all, we’re “still in seminary.”