You Want to Be a Pastor? Be Something Else First

S.M. Hutchens writes at Mere Comments:
If a young man were to ask me how he should prepare for pastoral ministry, close to the top of my list of advice would be, “Get and maintain—especially if you plan to marry and have children, and are not of independent means—a skill for which there is a ready market, for which you could leave the pastorate and quickly begin to support your family.” I am deadly serious about this.

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