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This book is designed to assist the clergy of major denominations (and a few independent pastors too) in successfully beginning and completing a job hunt. This book will lead pastors on a step-by-step process of initiating and receiving a new call, from the decision of whether to leave a present post, to settling in a new charge. One section assist clergy who are considering parachuting out of the ordained ministry entirely. Opening the Clergy Parachute discusses current employment trends in the ordained ministry, defining one's ministry, deciding when to go (for good or less than good reasons); and understanding the placement system in one's network. The author also provides sample resumes.
ISBN: 0687086590 ISBN-13: 9780687086597 Availability: Available to ship on or about 03/26/14.
This important book will lead pastors on a step-by-step process of initiating and receiving a new call, starting with the decision of whether or not to leave a present post, and settling in a new charge. Moore discusses current employment trends in the ordained ministry, offers advice on salary negotiation, and more.
Christopher Moore, rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter, Episcopal, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was formerly a clergy deployment officer in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. He is also the founder and director of Career Life Transitions, an employee assistance organization for laypeople and clergy.
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