Thursday, February 21, 2008
I was just reading Moxie Life's blog and she noted that she knows of five ministers who have been fired. She seemed to think this is a UU thing. What do you all think? Are we noted for getting disgruntled easily and firing our minsters post haste? Are our congregations too difficult to please? Are our schools doing a poor job of preparing ministers for actual congregational leadership? Do we attract people to the ministry who would be better in other fields, but haven't been directed that way? I also know of a couple of ministers who have had to leave. Of course we try to couch it as "not a good fit", but is that really the issue? Thoughts?