With enrollment numbers higher than they have ever been in the 101 years of seminary, more young people around the world are attending seminary than ever before.
“We have heard from a number of seminary teachers that the [missionary age eligibility] announcement changed the conversation of their seminary classes,” said Chad Webb, administrator of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. “There is an increased urgency, and seminary has become more relevant and important to a lot of students. They know they are preparing to do something; they are not just attending class. It has helped them in their engagement level, their interest level, and their willingness to participate.”