I love the local church.
I love the worship, preaching, and community. I love our witness to the world and ministries of mercy. Most of all, I love the pastors and leaders of the local church.
I know the average pastor is overworked, understaffed, and underpaid. I know the spiritual burden of being a shepherd. I have walked that long road myself, so I have such appreciation for those who have chosen to live that life.
I am excited and optimistic about the local church, but I am also...