Karl Vaters shares that the search terms used to find his website on small church ministry are particularly bleak on Monday morning. Search terms include questions about failure, quitting, and problems with growth or rough times in general. He encourages these pastors to seek community and support for their ministries.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
Pastors in small churches can be especially lonely and need to seek help, support, and feedback from ministers who understand their burdens and challenges.
- In Person Help: Are there pastors in your community who can meet with you to offer support or partnerships?
- Online Help:From blogs to groups, there are places where pastors can read about the stories of others in order to gain encouragement and ideas for their ministries.
- Isolation: Pastors can become especially isolated, even losing connection with their families for the sake of the ministry. Find people who can help you thrive in your ministry.
Which source of help appeals to you right now?
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