Friday, March 13, 2009

Seminary by the Numbers

Dean David surveyed the 56 students attending class this week asking some specific statistical questions. We all know that statistics only tell part of the story. As accountants say, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." We know much of the story of the benefit of the seminary cannot be captured in statistics. However, those that can give us a significant insight into the importance of the ministry of the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela in the nation of Venezuela.

Look at what Dean David learned surveying the pastors in seminary. These are 2008 numbers:

270 Conversions through personal ministry of seminary students

1114 Conversions at churches pastored by seminary students
529 Baptisms
849 Number enrolled in discipleship in churches

585 Number in leadership training within the churches

3134 Church membership

12 New churches founded

117 Preaching points

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