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  •  As it turns out, (none)
    I may be employed for a little while longer.

    I'd love to do the radio thing, but I have no idea how to get it started.  If anyone else has a clue, I'd love to hear it.

    •  somebody get this man a microphone. (none)
      Pastordan - I think the first step would be to talk to the radio stations in your area.  I think that you should probably do a demo tape or something...

      I obviously have no idea.  Anybody in radio that can shed some light on this...?

    •  I'm glad you (none)
      are still employed. I don't know how to get into radio but hopefully someone here has an idea.

      I still think our biggest challenge is our message machine. Our message is liked while our problem is getting it out over the din of the massive disinformation machine known as the GOP.

    •  Air America Radio? (none)
      Maybe we can petition to get Pastor Dan a slot on Sundays.  Preach the Good Word to good liberals....  Pastor Dan, let us know when you are ready for us to make that happen.

      We fight on. We fight for ourselves and the people who do not have a voice.

      by mlk on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 10:27:49 AM PST

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    •  Or come to Arlington, VA (none)
      Our congregation is adding a third ordained pastor position next year. Send me an email and I can get you more details. In the meantime, feel free to check out the web page: Rock Spring UCC
      •  Sorry, (none)
        Mrs. Pastor and I own a house up here.  Since we just bought in May, we're neither in a financial position to sell--nor do we want to move again.  (We've already done that four times in four years of marriage.)
        •  That's rough. (none)
          Though I'm an atheist, I have a very religious family, including more than one pastor.  They all have had to seemingly move around a great deal, as well, to do their work.  I always thought it was hard on them and I always wondered why.  Is it just that congregations are that fickle?  Do the money-crunchers cheat the congregations and not pay their leaders well enough?  Care to offer any insight?
          •  Not the congregation's fault. (none)
            I've only had two churches, plus one "fill-in" job.  We just could never find the right house for ourselves.

            The moving thing has a lot of causes:  some denominations rotate their pastors on a regular basis; it's like other professional jobs in terms of turnover--but you down have a "downtown" area to stay in; and congregations have a tendency to offer their highest salary when someone comes on board, which means that to get a raise, you often have to take a new (and larger) church.  And yeh, sometimes they're just tightfisted.

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