Pastor John McLaurin is frequently asked, "Do you really only work one day a week?"
This is his response:
Being a pastor is similar to being an “on call” doctor/fireman/plumber. We need to be available to meet the emergency and regular needs of the congregation. Pastors work includes visits to homes, hospitals, at least 8 hours a week in preparation for Sunday services, meeting with teams, committees and individuals, and of course the administration and operation of the church, its facilities and staff. The day is filled with joys, challenges and hope and not nearly enough sleep.