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Other Ways You Can Prepare for Seminary - New Students
Review your English grammar (especially for those taking languages).
Brush up on your writing skills (including understanding the rules of proper citation)
Recommended reading: Core, Deborah. The Seminary Student Writes. St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2000.
Make sure your denomination and congregation know you are going to seminary. Find out what expectations they may have of you.
Read Scripture (The New Revised Standard Version is used for classes).
Spend time in prayer and worship.
Engage in conversation about vocation and discernment with those who are or have been in seminary or those who have been mentors to you.
Take time to do the things you enjoy i.e. visit family and friends, take a retreat and/or vacation, read for fun, etc.
When applicable begin to make arrangements for your new schedule: moving, change of address, car insurance/ registration, childcare, etc. Below are some web resources that will help you get started.
click Search Nearby to find specific resources
To find local banks:
For Realtors and schools:
Learn more about the community
East Mt. Airy Neighbors (office on campus)
Philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News)
For vehicle registration:
PA residents go to www.dmv.state.pa.us
Students moving from out of state go to www.dot4.state.pa.us/new_residents/index.shtml