Last week I went to a church to do Jewish Dancing ! I spoke to the Caretaker there and the pastor there is leaving that they are not getting another church there for two years.
My problem has been with church denomations the reason I would never want to enter the ministry is because the fact of compromise of major denomations
Baptists for example! There interfaith statements
The other reason I would never want to become a minister is because of scripture
1. I am not married
2. I do not have any children
1 Timothy 3
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
I think it is impossible to get married at this point!
Only 1 in 7 Senior Pastors Is Under 40
According to statistics that most church pastors are ageing so that means in a few generations churches will die out! not unless God does something!
My Dad was formally a pastor of a church that disbanded and I know what roles pastor have to go through !
I know in England that because Congregations are ageing this is a problem!