"Prophet, priest, or pastor: reflecting on the call to ordained ministry"
Don C Simpson
As an ordained minister, the pastor is "set apart." The role is commonly referred to as pastor, shepherd or teacher. Ordained ministry often comes at the cost of emotional and physical turmoil in the life of a pastor. This can result in ordained ministers questioning their abilities, their own personal success and even their call into ordained ministry. In this project seven ministers are interviewed. They reflect on their decisions to leave or remain in the role as an ordained minister. The methodology incorporates the use of ethnographic and auto-ethnographic input to reflect on their understanding of their call.
Degree Granting Institution
Thomas W Currie
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