Almost a year ago two of my friends lost their jobs. One as Minister to Music and the other as Senior Pastor. One was let go due to budget issues and the other, as simply as I can put (which is not fair), due to upsetting the wrong family. Since that time one recovered and continues his call as pastor in a much healthier place. The other did not recover and has left the ministry for the time being.
Many more ministers will lose their jobs this year due to church budget issues, speaking out against wrongful practices, upsetting the wrong family, standing up against bullies, conflict with the deacons (elders), some will lose their jobs because they have stolen or cheated or lied or for some other moral dilemma. Some will even lose their jobs because the So & Sos are no longer attending.
Being a minister, especially a “professional”…
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