Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's Pastor and Clergy Appreciation Month!

Remember to do something nice for the Pastor & Clergy in your life. Clergy Appreciation Month Guide.

Typical Pastor's Job Description:

WANTED: Pastor.

SALARY: $17,000 a year

HOURS: Indeterminate. On call 24 hours a day.

WE OFFER: Free housing

The applicant will serve as manager, administrator, and correspondent. He will have experience as a preacher, teacher, and also evangelist. He will be a competent writer and speech maker, and will serve as a decorative piece at public functions. He will also be something of an editor. He will have experience as a social worker, counsellor, spiritual advisor, visitor of the sick, and comforter of the bereaved. He will serve as theologian in residence, interpreter of the church at large, and official delegate to all conferences. He will serve as a one-man emergency squad. He will be qualified as a commissioner of oaths, and will offer occasional legal advice, arbitrate disputes, and serve as public relations officer. He will have a basic business sense, and will be a capable salesman. He will also be skilled in marketing and program planning, and will recruit and train workers where available. An in-depth knowledge of computers is recommended, with particular emphasis on word processing, desktop publishing, and databases. A working knowledge of public address systems is desirable. The applicant will also be called upon occasionally as a garden supervisor, caretaker, and artist. He will lead a blameless life and spiritual walk. It is, of course, assumed that the applicant's WIFE will be included under the above arrangements, to work half-days.

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