This is a very important post because the content below is going to save someone’s job and ministry. For others, it will be a sad reminder of lost opportunity. For another group, the information will be laughed off and ignored to your own peril.
The only difference between anger and danger is the letter “D”. This is especially true for pastors. Over the past three decades, I have encountered several pastors with anger issues. The stories never ended well.
The following are 13 Realities Of Angry Pastors:
- Angry Pastors Have Experienced Significant Pain And Disappointment – Hurt people hurt people. Even when they are pastors.
- Angry Pastors Have Control Issues – They get angry when they cannot control others and/or situations. This often reveals itself when they are questioned. Angry pastors frequently confuse questions with questioning.
- Angry Pastors Have Short Tenures – Because they lack emotional intelligence and needlessly burn so many bridges, attendance and giving decline. The people have voted with their feet and wallets. The pastor is ultimately removed.
- Angry Pastors Lead Smaller And Smaller Congregations – Interestingly, anger limits the size of churches you can be entrusted with. I know of one pastor…