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A Church Janitor’s Guide to Leadership

When United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth L. Carder was a teenager, his first job was as a church janitor. His duties were cleaning, dusting, stoking the furnace, mowing the grounds, and maintaining the cemetery – all for $16 per month. Looking back, Bishop Carder believes that job taught him the key knowledge and habits he would need for a lifetime of Christian discipleship and leadership formation. In this heartening essay on the website of Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, Bishop Carder reflects on the way life experiences can help a person identify vocation, and reveals his sense of the human values that make a Christian community out of a gathering of worshippers.



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