Based on 550 responses, the job of Pastor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.53 out of 5. On average, Pastors are extremely satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Pastor?
Pastor in Cedar Rapids:
Pros: All work is respected. There isn't much of a class system within the employed.
Cons: This is a blue collar community. There aren't many people with graduate degrees in humanity related fields of study.
Pastor in Tavares:
Cons: Too much to do too little time
"How Much Time It Would Take."
Make sure they are called by God. Don't take everything personal. Make sure you have thick skin and are not easily offended.
Be a firm believer and follow your heart.
"High stress / low reward."
In the 80's when I first started training for the pastoral ministry, pastors were respected and well compensated. Now churches balance their budgets on the backs of their called workers. If you have a rich spouse and can afford to do full time ministry as a hobby, go for it. If you need to provide for a family, look elsewhere.
Pros: Connectung people to God as good and as often as possible.
Cons: Being busy with building preparations.
"Pastor God's people."
Pros: The power of God is what I enjoy most about this job. Seeing how The Holy Spirit moves throughout the congregation on a weekly basis is a joy to behold.
Cons: The frustrating part about this job, is seeing people who say they want better for themselves, and their families get the information that they need, but yet do the opposite of what is required of them.