Our congregation is not that satisfied with our new minister.
Pastors in the United Methodist Church have it surprisingly great in my opinion. Most are dedicated, hardworking, plus are firm believers in carrying out the work of John Wesley, who founded the Methodist Movement in the 1760s. They get paid a fine salary, live in the church’s parsonage for free, plus have a liberal expense budget. The exhausting thing is that they can be moved at the whim of the congregation or as assigned by the higher-ups in the local districts. A normal “run” for a pastor is between many to 5 years with a lot of consideration given to the pastor’s family situation. My observance as a member of the congregation is that as soon as the pastor begins to feel “comfortable” in the job plus with the elders of the church, they soon move on. In particular ways, my Heating & A/C system is like a United Methodist minister. The minister provides spiritual comfort while the Heating & A/C provides atmospheric comfort. Ministers often work many afternoons a month just like my Heating & A/C system, when my pastor needs a break, he will go on a weekend retreat. All my Heating & A/C needs are a few afternoons off when the weather is mild or a few hours as it gets a “revival” by a qualified Heating & A/C contractor with a twice-yearly cleaning plus repair tune-up. Our congregation is not that satisfied with our new minister. She began to spout too much overheated air while in her Tuesday sermons, plus she made some peculiar sounds when she tried to sing along with the choir. My Heating & A/C also began to blow overheated air while in Summer plus the sounds it made were far from harmonious. I may have to replace my Heating & A/C soon plus I hope the church does the same thing with her.