Matthew Morine’s friends in ministry keep quitting.
The job, tough in normal times, became insurmountable during the pandemic.
“It’s not because they dislike ministry or they’re not wanting to serve the church,” said Morine, pulpit minister for the Castle Rock Church of Christ in a booming Rocky Mountain town.
“They can’t afford it,” the 45-year-old native Canadian said of the typically low-paying vocation. “And there is so much conflict in our churches that they’re finally getting tired of it.”
The Castle Rock church wants to be a part of the solution.
Read Bobby Ross Jr.’s story on a Colorado outreach effort that aims to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and their families.
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