Even before 2020, some pastors were ready to quit, due to the pressures of ministry at a time when Americans are losing faith in religion. Then the pandemic shut down their churches, turning them from preachers and spiritual guides to online content producers. Add a divisive election and America’s ongoing reckoning and some preachers decided to quit. A new survey found this year about 3 in 10 Protestant pastors considered finding a different job.
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