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Seven Challenges Every Pastor Faces

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As Pastors or those in ministry, we are often pulled in many directions. Here are seven challenges that many pastors face:
 
1.   TIME:  
  • Finding the time to do everything I need to do; Prayer, personal devotion, sermon preparation, leadership, meetings, caring for people, district events, teaching Bible studies etc.

2.    KEEPING PEOPLE MOTIVATED & FOCUSED:

  • Getting everybody on board and keeping them on board.

3.    EXHAUSTION:

  • Causing people to change and grow can be exhausting spiritually, mentally and physically.

4.   THE ENEMY:

  • It seems like the attack of the enemy in the spirit realm is greater since I have been a pastor.

5.   PRESSURE TO PLEASE:

  • The pressure to be pleasing to everybody in the pulpit. It is harder to preach truth in this generation than in the past. There is a fear of offending that has to be overcome.

6.   BEING THE ENCOURAGER:

  • Always being the one to encourage people, but often receiving no encouragement yourself.

7.   NO NORMAL:

  • There is nothing ‘normal’ in life. This can be very challenging for the pastor’s family. For example; The preachers kids don’t get their parent’s time and attention on weekends like most kids would, weekends are usually work, work, work.

Know you are not alone. The enemy wants your to believe that you are the only one who struggles with these challenges. Surround yourself around others in ministry and stay in ecouraged!

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