Bitter Much? How Church Workers Can Resist Becoming Bitter and Jaded

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By Aaron Buer
Can we be real? There’s something I’ve noticed in church world, and I bet you have too.There are a lot of pastors and church workers out there who are jaded and even bitter.Maybe it has to do with constantly carrying people’s problems. Perhaps it happens when we experience the inner workings of the church and they aren’t as “holy” as we were hoping. Maybe it’s because churches can’t always provide the salary and benefits that other companies can.The truth is that there are a bazillion reasons church workers and pastors grow jaded and bitter. But, quite simply, we can’t! We just can’t because the work of the church requires hearts that are alive to God and alive to people. Perhaps, like me, you’ve lived through a season in which you tried to lead and minister out of a bitter heart. It’s ugly. I wish I had a time machine so I could redo that season.So, how do we keep ourselves from becoming jaded and bitter in ministry? I have two ideas that I hope will help. Read More Here

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