Behind the Sermon: The Hidden Struggles of Pastors

If anyone out there is a pastor who is struggling with the ministry, or has in the past and has left already, you totally get this image!

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(Click on the image or HERE for a digital download of it.)

Even though I left the ministry in 2010, it's still very fresh to me.

Yes, I had my fair share of alcohol.
Yes, I longed for people like this bartender who wold hear my story without judgment‚ who would just listen for a change.
Yes, I remember dreading the coming service wondering how I was going to navigate through the danger zones of belief and expectations and protocol and order and roles and my own inner turmoil.

There's a lot of sadness there.

So, yes, I care for pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis, imams‚ all those who care for their people. I was in it for about 30 years. It was a tough gig.

When I left it was time for me to go. I'm now enjoying my life and what I'm doing with it. Yes, it's totally possible!

Are you a struggling pastor? 

I know from experience that you can do this!

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