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  1. This is a very good article!

  2. #13 Pick up some type of portable, secular training so that you can “tent make” in times of transition, and in the changing face of ministry in the next 10-15 years. As minister’s housing allowances go away and giving changes with cultural shifts this will likely be normative.

    • I agree. More and more churches, regardless of denomination, are getting either older or poorer–or both–and are depending on lay people (regular church members) to do ministry in an avocational manner. Therefore, having a “real job” (depending on one’s definition of “real”) is becoming more important for pastors now and in the future. Besides, “marketplace ministry” isn’t a bad thing…I do it.

    • I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for your comment.