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Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
    • Organize and lead regular religious services.
    • Plan or lead religious education programs.
    • Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith.
    • Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
    • Devise ways in which congregational membership can be expanded.
    • Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support.
    • Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions.
    • Train leaders of church, community, or youth groups.
    • Respond to requests for assistance during emergencies or crises.
    • Collaborate with committees or individuals to address financial or administrative issues pertaining to congregations.
    • Refer people to community support services, psychologists, or doctors.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies, contracting for services or repairs, or supervising the work of staff members or volunteers.
    • Organize or engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, or recreational activities sponsored by or related to religious programs.


    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.


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    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Speech Recognition

      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

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    • Ohio Hourly Wage 22.39/hr
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    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation


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