Jakob Topper in Baptist News Global on the Challenges of Pastoring During a Pandemic and How Congregations Need to be Patient

A Baptist pastor in Oklahoma writes a level headed article about the stress pastors are under in leading a church in a pandemic. He also encourages congregations to be patient and understanding. This blog wants to add this recommended read to the collection of articles acquired about evangelicalism and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”

Henry David Thoreau

When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:18-19 NIV

Grand Central Station in New York City

Recently I saw an interesting article that looked at the COVID-19 pandemic through different lens. At the Baptist News Global a Jakob Topper a Baptist pastor from Oklahoma writes about how pastors are over working themselves during a pandemic. Then in the same article he writes about people in churches being more sympathetic and rational to their pastors and recognizing the challenges which exist. Its a level headed article which is needed today. You can read it in, “Too many pastors are falling on their own swords.”