These are not the best of times for pastors. They are not the best of times for the church in general. Pastors are beleaguered. They stand accused of greed and commercialisation of the gospel.
Now, we can go spiritual in trying to identify the cause of the public relations debacle, and we must acknowledge the proficiency of Satan at negative branding; but such an approach will block the opportunity to strategically deal with underlying issues. And there are four underlying issues. If we don’t deal with these challenges we will be administering palliatives.