The Role of the Preacher in the Church Today (08.19.21)

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This week’s episode is a follow-up to a discussion we had a couple weeks ago. Two weeks ago we talked about a story that described how Americans’ confidence in church had dropped to a near historic low. Related to that, trust in “pastors” was following the same trajectory. We talked about what that meant regarding our efforts to reach others with the gospel. In this episode, we’re going to discuss how this relates to our concept of the role of a preacher in the local church today.

Americans’ Confidence in Church Drops to Near Historic Low

“From 2019 to 2020, Americans who expressed confidence in the church as an institution grew from 36% to 42%. However, that number dropped back down to 37% in 2021.”

“The trajectory of confidence in the church as an institution mirrors the decline of trust in pastors, according to Gallup’s annual ratings of professions. In 2018, pastors reached their lowest mark at 37% who say ministers have high or very high honesty. In 2019, that climbed back up to 40% before dipping back down to 39% in 2020.” (Lifeway Research)

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