A Protestant Clergy is a spiritual and religious leader, an interpreter and a teacher of his faith and tradition. Most clergy members serve in a platform. They lead and organize standard religious services and preside at special ceremonials such as weddings, funerals and confirmations. They might guide believers in prayers, oversee the sacraments, convey sermons and read from consecrated text like the Bible. When not performing veneration services, the clergy will lead, organize and supervise education programs for their worshippers. A Clergy may visit a sick person or a bereaved to give counsel and comfort to individuals who are searching for a moral or spiritual guidance or who have a personal problem. Also, a Clergy might work to extend the membership of their worshippers and ask donations to fund their facilities and activities.
A Clergy who will serve in a big congregation normally share their responsibilities with a junior clergy or an associate. A senior clergy might spend significant time on directorial obligations. They supervise the administration of edifices, deal for repairs and services, order supplies and administer the work of volunteers and staff. An assistant or associate clergy member sometimes concentrates in the field of religious services like education, music or youth guidance.
Other Clergy members serve their religious communities in manners that do not need them to have a position in their congregations. Some of the clergies may serve as a chaplain in the hospital or Armed Forces while others perform the tasks in social services groups and religious community.
Typically, a Clergy member works irregular hours and a lot of them work longer than the standard working days. A Clergy who does not function in a congregational setting might have further routine plans. Though, most of their works are deskbound and naturally logical, a clergy is often called on short notice to comfort the sick, console the dying and give guidance to those who need it. Participation in community, directorial and instructive actions sometimes requires clergies to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. Due to their duties as leaders on morality and spiritual issues, some clergy members normally feel obliged to tackle and determine both community problems as well as personal troubles of their worshippers.
Educational prerequisites for entry into clergy position greatly vary. Just the same with other professional jobs, about three out of four clergy members have attained a bachelor’s degree in Protestant Theology. Many denominations obliged that a bachelor’s degree and a professional-level program of Protestant Theology.
The annual wage of a Protestant Clergy depends on the size of the congregation he administers and how rich the members of the church are. But the estimated annual income of a clergy is $80,000 - $100,000.