For decades, people have presumed that a pastor’s commitment to the church would easily supersede any grievances regarding meager wages, exhausting hours, or a barrage of relational conflicts. While some congregations may be relatively unscathed by these kinds of troubles, we recognize that for the Church-at-large, times are tough. Pastors are joining “the great resignation” at alarming rates.
According to Barna (Nov. 16, 2021), about 38% of Protestant senior pastors surveyed have considered leaving ministry over the past year. Among pastors under age 45, that number rose to 46%.
We can't let that stand.
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