How Church Leaders Can Fight Discouragement

Episode #377
November 3, 2017
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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:

  1. Conflict and criticism from church members.
  2. Members leaving the church.
  3. Church decline.
  4. Staff conflict.
  5. Family pressures.
  6. Members who are resistant to change.
  7. Personal financial pressures.
  8. The comparison factor.
  9. Church financial pressures.
  10. Facility challenges.

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Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast

  • Data.Point
  • SBC This Week
  • Five Choices to Make in a Declining Church (blog post)
  • The Money Challenge
  • The Money Challenge Podcast
  • Cool Solutions Facility Evaluation