Leaving Parish Ministry

For the last fifteen years I have served in a variety of parish based ministry positions in Mainline Protestant congregations ranging in size from a few hundred to a few thousand.  My job titles have included Director of Ministries with Children and Families Youth Director (and Youth Minister) Associate Pastor Interim Senior Pastor Transitional Pastor Director of Education (and Director of Adult Education). The job title I have held the greatest number of times is Director of Read More …

My Useless Education is Quite Useful

"The 13 Most Useless Majors" is a truly unique list worthy of discussion given the amount and significance of conversation surrounding reforming higher education. To create the list, the authors narrowed the field of possible majors using "new research (PDF) from Georgetown University" then applying "data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, equally weighing the following categories to determine current and future employment and earnings potential for our final ranking: Recent graduate Read More …

If You Work . . .

Seth Godin is the author of twelve books that have been bestsellers around the world and changed the way people think about marketing, change, and work.  He recently posted these challenging words about work on his blog: If you're going to work . . . work hard. That way, you'll have something to show for it. The biggest waste is to do that thing you call work, but to interrupt it, compromise it, cheat it and still call it work. So What? I have had a number of jobs in both sacred and Read More …