Straight Talk: 1 1/2 – 1/2 = 1

I meant to write this post much earlier, but I suppose late is better than never. It’s a reminder that Jenny and I are a clergy couple. There are two of us (time wise, there are one and a half of us), there is only one of Nicole. She won’t be able to do as much as the two of us put together. The other change is that Jenny and I bring two different and distinct skill sets to ministry, whereas Nicole, being only one person, brings one. Neither the time nor the skill sets are anything that Nicole can alter, which means expectations will need to be adjusted. You will benefit from Nicole being only one person in that the amount you’re currently providing for pastoral salaries will drop by one-third.