What training should clergy receive?

Clergy do not need training. In fact, they do not need anything. That is the problem.

What clergy need are new environments in which new training is a requirement for ministry success.

Currently, the ministry environment does not need new training, just repetition of old training.

The typical local church incentivizes quality in the role of the priest:

  • preaching
  • pastoral care
  • the sacraments, etc.

But, there is little demand for these competencies within contemporary American culture.

The new ministry environment should match the dreams of the community.

That’s it.