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Thankful Thursday - October 8

Today let us give thanks for our pastors. October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Did you know that many pastors right now are struggling greatly in their lives and ministries? The following is an insightful article by The Barna Group on the challenges currently facing pastors:

Did you know that almost 70% of pastors have felt overwhelmed in the past month? 58% have felt said they have been lonely in the same timeframe. Many have considered leaving ministry.

Yes, I am biased since I am a pastor (Pastor Tony is writing this). I am grateful for the love and support of a healthy congregation at St. Paul's toward myself, as well as Mike and Scott. My heart breaks for fellow pastors who have not experience such during the past months. Pray with me for them and for God's protection for those who lead and love His church(es).

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