“Do You Have a Real Job or is This All You Do?”
In addition to this comment, a lot of members of the church might say, “You’re job is great, you only have to work one day a week and get paid big bucks!” For the record, being a pastor is a real job, all pastors work more than one day a week, and most do not receive a huge paycheck. These are all common misconceptions that get spread around the faith space. Pastors do many other duties besides simply preaching a sermon on Sunday mornings. Many lead prayer groups, perform administrative duties, premarital counseling, funerals, visit the sick, act as the church discipline, community service - the list goes on and on! Being a pastor can be a stressful job that holds a lot of responsibility, and having the church’s members support the pastor is the more Christ-like way to go.