I can't take it anymore.

by Bradley
(New York)

I have been a senior pastor for 25 years. Most of my ministry positions have been difficult as I would take a church in decline and turn it around. Most of the churches doubled in size and then I would move on to the next troubled church.

This year has been my worst year in ministry. I am at a church that I love. The people are so caring and compassionate with each other. Yet they have no interest in bringing anyone else to Jesus Christ. While caring for people already in the church, they are cold to people outside the church. The church is slowly dying. We are plateaued, but very little youth and it doesn't bother them.

Also this year, my wife suffered a stroke (age 46) and I lost both of my parents in a matter of 11 days. I am hurting, tired, frustrated, lost and I can't hear anything from the Lord.

I don't know what else to do.

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