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A challenging time to be the church

This is a challenging time to be the “church” and to be a pastor. All generations have faced unique challenges, but I think this is a particularly hard time. In my lifetime I have seen the role of church in our American culture diminish, and along with that, the role of the pastor. There are fewer expectations of church among people. Going to church on a Sunday morning as a family is not an every Sunday event or expectation. Older generations of believers have a hard time understanding why younger generations don’t seem to share their values where faith is concerned or their commitment to a local church. Younger generations don’t understand why older generations seem unwilling to try new and different things in the life of the church and wonder about the relevance of the local congregation. Comments (1)

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