Ministry has never been an easy calling. There are long hours, sufficient but not especially great pay, and the responsibility not only for the souls of a congregation but often its everyday running. And with all churches generally in decline across the country, pastors often are unfairly saddled with the blame: “We would be OK if you were doing a better job.” No wonder so many rostered ministers are burning out and considering other work. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to help!

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