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  1. Carla Skidmore
    January 18, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

    Only as a minister gains some experience and insight into him or herself will he/she learn to delegate. As new seminary graduates, or as student ministers, they are full of themselves, and oh, so egocentric, so they want to be the ones to do “it all.”
    Time and maturity changes that in most, but not all clerics.
    Some soon tire of the 24/7 existence, and join conference committees and attempt to gain a position at the conference level.
    Others, if they have other educational backgrounds, prior to seminary, leave and seek other employment.
    Those who stay in the pastoral ministry, until retirement, soon learn that they just cannot do it all, or if they do they soon learn that they are divorced clergy and that does not always bode well for appointments to larger, slightly better-paying churches.

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