About a year ago, I asked readers what they thought that candidates for the ordained ministry should be asked when seeking certification from their District Committees on the Ordained Ministry.
In reflection, I think that DCOMs should make these inquiries:
1. Describe your personal, daily devotional life.
2. Describe your exercise routine.
We've seen the dangers that befall pastors when they don't take care of themselves, spiritually or physically. Perhaps the issue of self-care should figure into the candidacy process in order to encourage healthy lifestyles -- at least as much as is possible during the hustle and bustle of this phase of ministry.