Reformed Theology Question on picking a town for graduate school.  Calvinism

Question on picking a town for graduate school.

Reformed Theology Question on picking a town for graduate school.  Calvinism
Question on picking a town for graduate school.

I'm going to be going to law school next fall, and I'm in the middle of the application process right now. My scores (LSAT and GPA) will are good enough to get me in to many regional level schools with significant scholarship, and possibly some national-reach law schools with little to no scholarship. I'll be graduating undergrad with no debt, so while I'd like to avoid debt from law school as much as possible, I have a little flexibility going forward.

However, the legal profession can be quite tribal, so by attending a regional level law school, I'm likely locking myself in to practice somewhere in the immediate vicinity (the city and surrounding area) of the law school. So where I go to law school is (statistically) where I'll live most of my life.

I've looked at churches in the area of many of the schools I'm looking at, and some schools have significantly higher quality churches nearby than others. This assessment is basically just based on visiting websites and listening to sermons, but I find it's possible to tell a lot about the general mission and "feel" of a church based on those two things.

For me, having a church I connect with is very important. Not only am I clinically introverted, but I also find it hard to even tithe at a church that I feel is lacking doctrinal rigor/soundness. So doctrinally sound churches are very important for me personally, especially since I sort of have a choice to pick right now. This decision becomes even more important when I consider that it's highly possible I'll be living in the area of the school/churches for the rest of my life.

My questions are simple: how much should the presence/absence of good churches play in my decision making? What criteria would you use to choose a school?

I’m going to be going to law school next fall, and I’m in the middle of the application process right now. My scores (LSAT and GPA) will are good enough to get me in to many regional level schools with significant scholarship, and possibly some national-reach law schools with little to no scholarship. I’ll be graduating undergrad with no debt, so while I’d like to avoid debt from law school as much as possible, I have a little flexibility going forward.However, the legal profession can be quite tribal, so by attending a regional level law school, I’m likely locking myself in to practice somewhere in the immediate vicinity (the city and surrounding area) of the law school. So where I go to law school is (statistically) where I’ll live most of my life.I’ve looked at churches in the area of many of the schools I’m looking at, and some schools have significantly higher quality churches nearby than others. This assessment is basically just based on visiting websites and listening to sermons, but I find it’s possible to tell a lot about the general mission and “feel” of a church based on those two things.For me, having a church I connect with is very important. Not only am I clinically introverted, but I also find it hard to even tithe at a church that I feel is lacking doctrinal rigor/soundness. So doctrinally sound churches are very important for me personally, especially since I sort of have a choice to pick right now. This decision becomes even more important when I consider that it’s highly possible I’ll be living in the area of the school/churches for the rest of my life.My questions are simple: how much should the presence/absence of good churches play in my decision making? What criteria would you use to choose a school?
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