I thought “The Apprentice” was dead. Gone. Pushing up daisies and suckin’ rainwater. I guess not. Yet another season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” will air soon on NBC (the genius network that screwed over Conan in favor of Giganti-jaw). For weeks, all twenty-three viewers will watch a bunch of has-been D-list celebrities sit in Donny Trump’s boardroom to hear those iconicly-annoying words…
No one likes to get fired from a job. It’s nerve-wracking, embarrassing, and sometimes undeserved. The person fired loses face, often has to scramble to find another job, and will have a lot of explaining to do to prospective employers.
I was in professional ministry for over ten years. I was never fired from a position, although my home church did not want me to come back for a second summer internship (which many people found strange). I did, however, hear of many people who were fired from their ministry positions. Some firings seemed justified. Others did not. The longer I was in professional ministry, the more I wondered if the hire/fire system that the American church has used for decades is really the right system.
My conclusion? You’ll have to keep reading this week to find out.