(ChurchLeaders) Thom Rainer, writer, researcher, and former president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, asked his Twitter followers on Sunday to share one or two of the biggest challenges they are currently facing. Rainer’s Twitter following is comprised mainly of pastors and church leaders, and many of them shared their experiences.
For a number of pastoral leaders, their struggles related to a combination of pandemic related challenges and the political division.
Steve Davis tweeted that his two biggest struggles were “biblical truth being replaced with political/covid conspiracy being the truth for many” and “lack of volunteers.”
Nick Hodges said that his biggest challenge was “Division and Angst (sic) in the church caused by Covid, Presidential election, mandates. I’ve been vaccinated and the majority of my church thinks I’m a lunatic.” Hodges added that these challenges have given him a “constant feeling of being a failure as a pastor.”