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United Methodist Clergy Trading Cards (tongue in cheek edition)

May 24, 2016

A little post General Conference levity…

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

United Methodist Clergy Trading Cards

At a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball game a few years back, a fellow United Methodist clergy member and I were discussing the need for our denomination to attract more gifted people into ordained ministry.  It seemed to us that many of our brightest and best young people don’t even consider whether God may be calling them to ministry when they head to college.  Then it hit me!  Like a bat connecting fully with a 99 mile per hour fastball, it hit me.  Crack!  What we need are clergy trading cards!  Baseball cards are what got me interested in baseball.  Football cards are what got me interested in football.  Hockey cards failed to get me interested in hockey (but this is clearly the exception that proves the rule).  Surely clergy trading cards would get young people interested in becoming pastors.  There is something big brewing here! …

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