Ep 10 The Great Pastoral Resignation

Publish Date: November 30, 2022

In today’s episode the SHE-Team explores the social, mental, and political fallout facing pastors in church ministry today as they’ve led congregations through a pandemic, social and political unrest, and disunity in their churches. We start with the Barna Research data that reveals the sobering reality of how many Protestant pastors in the US have considered leaving church ministry in the past year. The team talks through options and strategies that church elders and board members might consider employing to tend to the health and well being of their pastors during what is a trying period for those called to lead God’s people. 


Gavin Ortlund on Twitter: What Churches Can Do for Pastors, Twitter, April 30, 2022.

Is a Great Resignation brewing for pastors? Religion News Service, March 18, 2022.

Brian From and Aubrey Sampson, Four Keys for Church Leaders Surviving the Tension of Unprecedented Times, Christianity Today, January 21, 2022.

Yale Divinity/Bauer-Broholm Lecture, Melissa Florer-Bixler: What is the church for? re-membering during the Great Resignation

Melissa Florer Bixler, Why Pastors Are Joining the Great Resignation, Sojourners, November 30, 2021.

The Better Samaritan Podcast: “A Pastor and a Psychologist Unpack Why Pastors Are Joining the Great Resignation

Barna Group Website, Pastors Share Top Reasons They’ve Considered Quitting Ministry in the Past Year, April 27, 2022.

Christa Cordova, Has the Pandemic Made Your Pastor Want to Quit? Probably, Christianity Today, June 2,  2021. 


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