I recognize there is debate about how to determine what makes a clergy person effective.
Whatever criteria is used, when a clergy person is determined to be ineffective she or he should find another job before the end of the appointive year.
This doesn’t mean being kicked out of the church or Christian community.
It means helping people find a different path for their employment. That’s all.
As a newly ordained elder (clergy) in the UMC, this is what I want for myself. If I am not effective, help me to recognize that and find some other way to support myself and my family.