Pray and promote spirituality. Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran. Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks. Organize and lead regular religious services. Plan or lead religious education programs. Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith. Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs. Administer religious rites or ordinances. Devise ways in which congregational membership can be expanded. Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support. Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions. Conduct special ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, or confirmations. Train leaders of church, community, or youth groups. Respond to requests for assistance during emergencies or crises. Share information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching. Prepare people for participation in religious ceremonies. Collaborate with committees or individuals to address financial or administrative issues pertaining to congregations. Refer people to community support services, psychologists, or doctors. Participate in fundraising activities to support congregational activities or facilities. Perform administrative duties, such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies, contracting for services or repairs, or supervising the work of staff members or volunteers. Organize or engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, or recreational activities sponsored by or related to religious programs.