There comes a time in the life of every new church when it’s time to take on its first paid staff member. It occurred to me that there may be another shift coming in what the job description will be for the first staff member of a new church, based on the type of church community.
- Non-Church: Missionary
- Catholic Church: Priest
- Evangelical Church: Pastor
- Fundamentalist Church: Teacher
- Bretheren Church: Janitor
- Charismatic Church: Healing Evangelist or Prophet
- Vineyard Church: Worship Leader
- Alternative Youth Church: Youth Pastor
- Emerging Church: Blogger
There comes a time in the life of every new church when itâ€™s time to take on its first paid staff member.
I realize I may be mising the point of the post but is this really true?
Bob, I for one don’t believe it’s true… just a necessary premise to make the punch line work. Kind like how you don’t usually walk into a corner pub and find a priest, a rabbi, and a fundamentalist preacher sharing a table. otoh, maybe if those three guys weren’t paid by their respective congregations or denominations, they might find it easier to hang out together.
I think sometimes it’s expedient to have paid staff, but it should never be the assumption, as it may not at all be the requirement people seem to think it is.
But a church with a paid blogger sounds like a neat idea….
That’s what I thought.
OK, Bob stole my thunder – rrrrrrrrr. Merry Christmas to Canada!
Actually, I’m a little embarassed at hopping on that. No sense of humor in the fight to be “right” I guess. Gotta get away from that.
Which brings to mind a joke: What did the dyslexic say to the blogger?
(I don’t have a punch line but I know there’s one there.)
Yes, let’s get Alan started on that one!
LOL! I was hoping that even + Alan would let me off for the sake of a joke!
you are officially now “let off” – ha! you had me worried there for a second though. hee hee.