Posted 10-24-2003 at 12:35:53
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(a little church "humor")
A church was in need of a pastor for some time but was having trouble getting one; but not because pastors weren't applying, but because the
congregation always seemed to find fault with the
Most pastors were rejected when the people just read the resume. Some didn't have enough experience, some too much, some not enough education, some too much and so on.
One day a board member, who was getting very tired of this,decided to do something. So the next Sunday he got up in the pulpit and announced that he had another resume to share with the congregation.
Most of them sat back, folded their arms and began to listen; ready to see what faults
they could find on the new applicant. The board member began to read and the resume went like this...
Dear church members:
I am writing to apply for position as your pastor.
My experience is more along the lines of evangelist but I believe I could fill your position adequately. I've never attended any bible
school per say but I have a lot of field experience. I don't have a degree on my wall, or a wall for that matter; I've traveled around most
of my ministry, renting and doing odd jobs to support myself and preaching wherever I was invited; churches, streets, even jails.
As a matter of fact I've been thrown in jail several times and been involved in a few
public squabbles. I've been accused of being
anti-sematic, anti-authority and causing disturbances almost everywhere I go. But I did
have a many conversions to Christianity during my
ministry as well as a few healings. Thank you for considering my application.
Most of the people looked up at the board member with smirks of condemnation while others
chuckled out loud. One man stood up and still laughing asked him, "Does this guy actually expect us to seriously consider him for our pastor? Just what's this fellows name any way?"
The deacon replied. "the letter is signed- The Apostle Paul"
You could have heard a pin drop.