Podcast Episode #377
Pastors often deal with discouragement on a weekly—or even daily—basis. Today we discuss how to fight ten sources of pastoral discouragement.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Very few (if any) pastors have only pastored churches that have done nothing but grow while they were the pastor.
- There will be resistance to change in any organization or church.
The ten sources of discouragement we discuss are:
- Conflict and criticism from church members.
- Members leaving the church.
- Church decline.
- Staff conflict.
- Family pressures.
- Members who are resistant to change.
- Personal financial pressures.
- The comparison factor.
- Church financial pressures.
- Facility challenges.
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Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast
- SBC This Week
- Five Choices to Make in a Declining Church (blog post)
- The Money Challenge
- The Money Challenge Podcast
- Cool Solutions Facility Evaluation