If you think serving a church as a pastor is more difficult today than in recent years, you are not imagining things. Thom and Sam look at five of the reasons this change took place.
- Culture no longer honors the role of the pastor.
- The expectations of pastors by church members have grown significantly.
- Social media is more toxic than ever.
- Church practices have changed dramatically.
- Denominations are no longer a safety net.
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