Clergy: A Day in the Life

It's Saturday. You start your day by spending two hours crafting tomorrow's sermon.

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It's Saturday. You start your day by spending two hours crafting tomorrow's sermon. Next, you teach a Bible study class for older parishioners. Then you meet with the chair of the fundraising committee, trying to agree on whether Las Vegas Night is appropriate. You stop in at the church choir rehearsal, where you offer your praise and your two cents. You pay a visit to an alcoholic shut-in and to a grieving wife, then appear briefly on a local radio show—a useful tool for recruiting new parishioners. Finally, to wind down, you spend an hour on administrative work: sending thank-you notes to donors (it's a small church, and that personal touch counts) and ordering supplies for the church.