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May 25, 2020

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MichaelNovember 14, 2019

Medium-sized Protestant churches large enough to afford 4 or 5 full-time ministers generally have it divided up like this: Senior minister who spends most of his time preparing to preach on Sunday and sort of oversees the rest, music minister who leads the praise band in more than half a dozen songs during worship services plus a choir, operational pastor who runs the business-like aspects like issue callings and announcements and plan events, women and children minister who parallels our RS and primary presidents, and last but not least the youth minister. Protestant churches are subject to strong market forces and if the church doesn't function well, people more easily move to another congregation. So this plan generally has been found to work. I see differences with us, but this change in focus of the bishop is sort of like making the bishop the youth minister. It will require adjustments but it will work.



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