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, about 38 percent of Protestant senior pastors surveyed have considered leaving ministry over the past year. Among pastors under age 45, that number rose to 46 percent.
We can't let that stand.
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