At our 2 day circuit assembly this weekend they made an announcement for those interested in attending the Ministerial Training School to meet with the DO & CO at 9:20 behind the stage this morning. They said that there is a new revised age requirement, and it is 62 or older. He again clarified 62 or older, single, and a ministerial servant or an elder.
Do you think they feel they've put enough young brothers through the school and now they want old retired individuals who they can send anywhere? Most retired people will have social security or a pension coming in, so they won't have to worry about the person leaving their assignment soon because they can't make ends meet. And they are probably less likely to marry soon after they graduate from the school and have their attention divided by their new wife.
Also they stated if you are under 16 years of age, male, and even if you are not baptized you can attend this meeting; to learn more about the MTS and other spiritual goals.
Anyone else heard of this age change recently?