How to Become a Clergyman/woman


Clergyman/woman Job Description

Clergymen/women are responsible for conducting religious worship and performing other spiritual functions that are associated with the beliefs of a religious denomination. Clergymen/women also provide spiritual and moral guidance and advice to members of the church.



Typical Job Duties

• Provide advice to individuals and groups concerning their spiritual and emotional needs

• Study, analyze and interpret religious laws and doctrines

• Administer religious rites

• Train church leaders and youth groups

• Visit people in their homes or in hospitals to provide them with emotional and spiritual support

• Plan and lead religious education programs for congregations

• In collaboration with committees, address issues pertaining to the financial and administrative issues of the congregation

• Respond to emergency or crisis situations

• Perform administrative duties such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies and contracting for services and repairs



Scholarships for Becoming a Clergyman/woman

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Clergyman/woman. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Clergyman/woman. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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