Pros: determine own schedule.
Cons: being on call at all times.
24 hours a day, on-call work. Emergency management, financial counseling, family intervention, funerals, weddings, child psychologist, role model, etc.
Must be courteous, friendly, always seeking peace between individuals; must have intervention skills and problem solving skills for families, suicidal persons, depression, divorces, death counseling, – more... and most importantly a good listener, not always an advisor.
Must never confuse ministry and advice as the same thing.
Hours are flexible and always at the behest of the requestor, yet can be determined and rigid as according to pastors discretion.
Be apt to teach, study, and know subject and object of Job. Be able to help others understand material and apply to their lives.
Must have good character and standing in community. This job is Character-based. – less