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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.
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Q: What is it like working as a Pastor?

May 2017
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.
December 2019
"Very Rewarding."
Pastor in Tavares:
Pros: People
Cons: Too much to do too little time
August 2014
"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.
November 2014
Be a firm believer and follow your heart.
December 2014
"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.
January 2015
Pros: Connectung people to God as good and as often as possible.
Cons: Being busy with building preparations.
March 2015
"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.