This came up (in my warped mind anyway) due to another thread. But I have noticed that those who have earned a doctorate are not normally “called” to pastor smaller churches or be bi-vocational pastors. Those who have no degrees are often called to pastor smaller churches, but seldom large or “mega” churches. Several months ago I noticed an advertisement for a pastor in KY. The salary was 100K. The minimum requirement was a MDiv. How much, do you believe, does the degree earned influence God’s “calling” or a church’s reception of God’s “call”? Are doctors of divinity never “called” to serve as bi-vocational pastors (or is this the last resort for those holding such degrees)? Do churches overemphasize seminary degrees?