I marvel at how little the full-time ministers do. They must be like the royalty in Europe, who are always exhausted from the latest party, the most recent vacation.
The pastors have to study the Word in order to preach, so many of them plagiarize their sermons and skip the studying part (which they imagine is boring).
They do very little visiting.
Those are the three components of a healthy congregation - preaching, teaching, visiting. Thelazyu pastors do little of all three.
I gave that secret away without charging a consulting fee.
WELS had two "consultants" in Columbus, both divorced. They did their best to wreck the congregations. WELS made sure one got a congregational call to an independent congregation, though he was never a member of WELS. The other one went to work for WELS Lutherans for Life, for a time.
Everyone wants to be a boss and earn the big money. WELS Lutherans for Life has a generic name, to make more money. Their payroll in 2010 was about $350,000, and they listed assets of $500,000. Few pastors make as much money as Bob Fleischmann (divorced and remarried). His Christian Life Resources gathers in $1 million a year, so he goes around raising money from congregations that will never see that kind of annual budget, from pastors who actually do Means of Grace work.
|$1.3 million income for his generic charity - one year.|
Income dropped by 50% from 2010 to 2014.