Sgt. Mother Jones (Salvation Army) said, "We like to give back."
Daniel Baker has left a new comment on your post "MLC News - Or Not News":
I have noticed that some of the kids I knew in high school (most of whom I never considered interested in - or necessarily fit for - the Ministry) are going to/applying for admittance to MLC.
I suspect that the faculty of the high schools are encouraging any student with primitive (though not necessarily correct) knowledge of Scripture to attend MLC (i.e. if you've got better than a C in religion class, you're qualified). But, that is merely unsubstantiated conjecture.
However, I can assure you that a proper understanding of Lutheran theology is not a requirement for pushing the youth into the Ministry, as I was encouraged by numerous teachers on multiple occasions to attend MLC as a prime candidate for pastor tract; of course, this was when I was in my Reformed, never-heard-of-the-BoC phase.
bruce-church (http://bruce-church.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "MLC News - Or Not News":
Grumpy, Lately 12 students were eligible for calls, and only 2 received calls. You can see why someone might get the idea that the WELS doesn't need a full-blown college campus to produce enough teachers. A teacher track at WLC could handle these numbers and be much more cost-effective:
December 17, 2 010
excerpt: A total of 12 students were eligible for assignment and were considered by the Assignment Committee. Five were December graduates, and seven were previous graduates. Two received assignments into the teaching ministry. For updated information visit our website and follow the link
labeled “assignment lists.”