Podcast Episode #204
We discuss a recent post on frustrations that pastors often face and how to overcome many of them.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- These are the types of things that happen to pastors every week.
- God has put us in local churches to be actively involved.
- Too many church members want to “keep the pastor humble” by paying them little.
- There are relatively few pastors who have adequate business training.
- Sermon prep can be difficult in a church office. But if a pastor studies elsewhere, complaints come in about not being in the office.
- When members leave a church, pastors often take it personally.
- Pastoral concerns over church budgets are very real and very pressure-packed.
The 10 frustrations pastors often face that we cover are:
- Church members who treat church attendance as a low priority.
- Criticisms over minutia.
- Concern over financial wellbeing of family.
- Expectations to understand the business and leadership side of church life.
- Complaints to or about family members.
- Inadequate uninterrupted sermon prep time.
- Losing church members.
- Concerns over church budget.
- Declining or plateaued church.
- Designated giving toward personal preferences.
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