What Pastors Hate About Their Jobs

According to Thom Rainer:

1. Conflict and complaining church members.
2. Family challenges.
3. Busy work.
4. Members whose priorities are their own comfort and preferences.
5. Expectations to be present at all church functions and many social functions.
6. Non-productive meetings.
7. Expectation to be on call 24/7.
8. Confronting people who are sinning.
9. Problems with staff members.
10. Members who aren’t passionate about evangelism/reaching the community.

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What do YOU hate most about your job as a church staff member?



  • John August 8, 2013 Reply

    People. That’s what I love the most too…

  • Rob August 8, 2013 Reply

    Hate? Nothing! Wish it wasn’t so? Phony team members with their own, selfish agendas, pride and competitive spirits.

  • T. C. Smith August 8, 2013 Reply

    #3, Which I would change to janitorial service. As a Bi-Vocational Pastor, with no staff, and no budget, “The Buck Stops Here”. I love my congregation, and my kids here, but the facility is 50 years old, and stops working at the most inopportune times. (Toilet Plumbing, ugh)!

    #7, Because of being a Bi-Vo, “The Buck Stops Here”, and no where else!

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