Baby boomers are flocking to church ministry

  • Article by: Jeff Strickler , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Boomers are gravitating toward church ministry as they wrap up one career and look for a way to make a difference with a second one.

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shushyn78Oct. 5, 13 9:38 PM

While it is commendable and perfectly acceptable to start over in a new work life, the ministry is not just another job. It is a high calling from God and if you take on the responsibility for any reason other than God called you to it, you will not have His wisdom and grace because He doesn't KNOW you. All you will have is you...not enough for successful ministry regardless of where you come from.

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honeybooOct. 6, 13 8:36 AM

Many boomers are filled with remorse for leading lives of indulgement and selfishness, and they see joining the clergy as their path to redemption. Which is unfortunate because it's not a valid reason to pursue the vocation. It's really intended for those committed to service outside of themselves. Boomers, sorry, but it's still not about YOU.

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savagemanOct. 6, 1310:10 AM

It would have been very tough to do if she worked in business her entire life. She put in her time in public education so she can retire with pension (we are paying) and health benefits (we are paying). That aside good for her!

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lolloasdexcOct. 6, 13 1:11 PM

Hopefully they can use these new positions to cleanse their guilt. But please don't make me pay for more social programs or bring me any new 3rd world refugees.

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yoyobamazOct. 7, 13 2:56 PM

I 2nd that: NO more social programs and No More 3rd world refugees.

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