I’ll trade you 2 brain surgeons for 1 methodist pastor

I had breakfast with a young clergy person….  [he said] “I’ve been in this process since I was 18.”  He’s 33 years old.  It’s ridiculous.

We could have made 2 brain surgeons in the time it took to make 1 Methodist Pastor. –Bishop Willimon

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3 responses to “I’ll trade you 2 brain surgeons for 1 methodist pastor

  1. Hmmm….
    This is one of those things that make you go hmmmm…..

  2. Yes, but brain surgeons only deal in matters of life and death…Methodist Pastors deal with far weightier concerns.

    OK. It is ridiculous. And it is just Methodists who seem to treat a slow process as a virtue, and stumbling blocks as things of God rather than man-made hoops through which one must jump.

  3. I’m just grateful that Methodist candidates and pastors are paid enough to get through the arduous process without any major financial hardships.

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