March 16th, 2005
|06:00 pm - I know some of you are/have been Clergy. . .|
Got home, and remembered I wanted to ask a question:
For those who feel they're pre-disposed to clergy**, what should I be looking for to tell me I am?
I've got the idea that I should be looking for a calling. . . a vocation if you will. Can anyone describe that? Or point me to a good book that does? (And no, I'm definitely not opposed to reading books about Christian "vocations".)
Because damnit, I'm confused. It's official. And it bothers me that I can't figure it out.
** - note: I don't mean necessarily ordained clergy: self-styled clergy works just fine for me. I've been trying for over 7 months to figure this thing out.
Current Mood: confused
Current Music: "Last Mango in Paris", -JB
You're right, we do need to sit down. If we don't have a Dedicant Priest in the Grove at Samhain (your credentials are, I believe, set to expire at Samhain), then we won't be approved for a full charter. We'll be able to apply on 10/25/05 for one of those, and I intend to apply the day we're eligible. We're a very strong Grove. Our growth rate is simply astounding for a Grove who doesn't have a regular place to worship and occasionally holds rites a full hour outside our home base. There's no reason we shouldn't be fully chartered just after Samhain.
Believe me, I'm not going to pressure you to keep with it, and I don't expect you to pressure me to take the job, either :) But between the two of us, one of us will probably have to have credentials in order to keep the Grove moving forward.
After a chat yesterday with shizukagozen
, I've gotten some really good answers. So I'm a bit more prepared than I was when I wrote this entry initially.
And you will be remembered in 20 years. If we can pull off this mentoring thing, it'll be in use at least that long. If not longer. And Preceptors for years to come will thank you for the amount of organization and stress reduction you've managed with this job.