Win Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso Books!

Jacksonville Pastors Conference giveaway

 

Through January 22, we’re teaming up with the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference to give away Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso books!1

Running January 23–26, the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference will feature some of today’s most influential pastors, authors, and speakers, including Albert Mohler, David Allen, Eric Mason, Tim Tebow. The goal of the conference is that “after attending . . . you will return home refreshed, renewed, energized, and eager to apply some new ideas and encouragement to your ministry.” The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.

Here are the Vyrso books you could win:

  1. Breakthrough Prayer
  2. Whosoever Will
  3. Women’s Ministry in the Local Church
  4. Building Your Leadership Resume: Developing a Legacy That Will Outlast You
  5. Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
  6. The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective
  7. The Miracle You’ve Been Searching For
  8. A Woman Seeking God
  9. Exploring the Evidence for Creation: Reasons to Believe the Biblical Account
  10. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey

Read all these books using the free Vyrso app for iOS and Android, include them in your Bible study while using Logos 5 on your new MacBook Pro, or read online at Biblia.com.

Don’t miss out! This giveaway ends January 22—enter today:

  1. Entry closes January 22. We’ll select and notify the winner January 23. If you win and you already own Logos 5 and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. []

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  1. My biggest challenge as a pastor is realizing that I must follow Jesus before I will be able to truly lead pastor any group or individual. It's easy to get lost in the busyness of it all and neglect my own time with Christ.

  2. My biggest challenge as a pastor is realizing that I must follow Jesus before I will be able to truly lead pastor any group or individual. It's easy to get lost in the busyness of it all and neglect my own time with Christ.

  3. Balancing ministry time with personal / family time

  4. One of my biggest challenges is to not rely on my strength, wisdom, or giftedness but the power of the Holy Spirit and God's grace.

  5. Dealing with people,and not having Logos Portfolio on my own MacAir

  6. My biggest challenge as a pastor is to remember humility despite my God given gifts and talents. It is about God's work in people not my agenda.

  7. Brandon Shaffer says:

    My biggest challenge as a pastor is trusting in God's sovereignty and the power of the Holy Spirit rather than my own abilities.

  8. Realizing that my ministry is my job, but shouldn't be treated like a job.

  9. Joshua Barron says:

    Biggest challenge is balancing family/personal and ministry time.

  10. Traci McGowan says:

    I am not a "pastor", but I do shepherd and teach others and run a ministry.That said: the biggest challenge I face are churches who have gotten away from adhering to the teachings in the Scriptures and push people through like cars through the drive-thru at Burger King. That mentality is killing our country.

  11. the biggest challenge>staying in full relationship with the LORD thru communion with the HOLY SPIRIT through all that life in this world throws my way!!! :{)))

  12. Balancing time between family, ministry and other responsibilities.

  13. Praying for this blessing!!! :{)))

  14. This would be awesome!

  15. Boundaries

  16. The biggest challenges are balancing ministry time and time with the Lord and cultural issues

  17. Tadd Kruithoff says:

    I dont remember who said it anymore…maybe mother Teresa…but the greatest threat to the love of Christ is serving Christ. The challenge to balance abiding in Christ with serving Christ will continue to be the challenge of Pastors. Jesus is the example of balancing times of solitude with times of meeting the needs of the people.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Biggest challenge in ministry is balancing time between sermon prep (important), being with the people (important) and taking care of my wife (important).

  19. My biggest challenge is Making sure I'm constantly standing in the council of God, and not my own or other'

  20. Carl Lewis says:

    My biggest challenge is having the courage to preach what the Holy Spirit has put into me to preach. Often times, the subjects are difficult. Being an expository preacher takes courage…Its the type of preaching that got Stephen stoned, Paul run out of town, and Peter crucified. But I trust in Him, and what he has for me. And I'll do his bidding.

  21. Doug Bassett says:

    Doing my best to present myself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

  22. My biggest challenge is staying humble and realizing that even the youngest in Christ can teach us something new..

  23. I believe it is getting the world to see the bible for what it says and not falling in love with a certain religious belief but believing in the entire bible.

  24. Staying on task.

  25. Mark Gomez says:

    The biggest challenge for me as a pastor is dealing with time limitations and apathy in members.

  26. John R Seaton says:

    Balancing time between family, personal needs, and ministry

  27. Alan Littlejohn says:

    Making sure I spend time with God personally not just for the flock.

  28. Jimmy Dickinson II says:

    Balancing my personal walk with Christ and my family life and my job.

  29. The biggest challenge is walking closely in obedience to the Lord!

  30. Brandon Morrow says:

    The biggest challenge is only having 24 hours in a day. I think there's a lot who would agree with me.

  31. Michael Lee says:

    Biggest challenge – discouragement from members

  32. Nick Horton says:

    Biggest challenge for me is time. I work full time and have a family. Balancing time and not stealing time from my job or my family is hard.

  33. Staying full

  34. Charles Robertson says:

    The biggest challenge is knowing how to counsel the congregation.

  35. Staying full as a leader

  36. It's a tie between selfishness and immaturity for biggest challenges

  37. Carmen Laura Santiago says:

    Balancing the time between my relationship with God, my family and my ministerial responsibilities.

  38. John Prietto says:

    Hope I get a working computer with logos.

  39. Balancing personal life/health with busyness

  40. Keeping my daily meditation time sacred and uninterrupted.

  41. My biggest Challenge as a teacher is my own pride. Hard to tell who I'm serving.

  42. Making sure I spend time with God in the Bible personally

  43. fighting doubt and discouragement in the course of church planting.

  44. Isaac Hecker says:

    The biggest challenge while serving as a youth pastor was keeping the youth engaged during my time with them. It was also difficult to stay connected with them outside of our weekly meeting.

  45. Eld Tish Atkins Bryant says:

    My biggest challenge is being a bivocational pastor and ensuring that I balance my time wisely.

  46. Jonathan Watson says:

    Biggest challenge is studying to present what the text says, rather than just what I can say about the text.

  47. David Potete says:

    balance.

  48. Time management. Pastoring involves many things on the schedule that are important. Unfortunately, there are a host of unimportant things also trying to crowd the schedule.

  49. Kevin McAteer says:

    My biggest challenge as a pastor is to study as in-depth as I can with limited time.

  50. Anthony Catbagan says:

    My biggest challenge is to motivate people to come to prayer meeting.

  51. Jesse Hill says:

    Biggest challenge is… will let you know when I am done school next semester and actually become a pastor. Honestly I will probably forget to let you know when I am done… so yeah.

  52. Charles L Klock says:

    Handling discouragement!

  53. Interesting, Eld. I was about to say the same thing. I was full-time in the ministry until recently. I thought I needed Logos before–now I know I need it.

  54. Philip Baillie says:

    I'm not a pastor

  55. My biggest challenge as a pastor is the fact that I'm not yet and having the patience to submit my passion to the plan, timing, and will of God and to grow while I'm still training in Bible college.

  56. My remaining indwelling sin.

  57. Walking by faith and not by sight.

  58. Finding a way to effectively reach my small rural neighborhood for Christ!

  59. The biggest challenge is to stay spiritually strong for the congregation when you yourself need help and comfort.

  60. David Paul says:

    I have been a Logos customer for about 15 years. I started with a Nelson package, then transitioned to Logos 2.0, Libronix, L4 & L5, always getting the maximum package available…Scholars, Silver, Gold, then both the L4 & L5 Portfolio base packages when they were released. Just this year, my daughter graduated from high school. and this past fall she surprised us by deciding on her own that she wanted to be baptized. In the spring she will begin attending college. It would be absolutely awesome for me to be able to gift her with a package that not only provides her with most of the resources I have in my own library (although over the years I have supplemented my library with thousands of additional titles), but in addition she could have an awesome brand new laptop to use in her studies. She is interested in languages and ancient history, and Logos resources would be an awesome way for her to develop and support her interest in these areas. Being able to do studies with her online would be one of the coolest experiences this proud dad can imagine! Logos rocks!

  61. Always trying to work harder at having a healthy balance in ministry.

  62. stewarding all the resources God has given me well

  63. Biggest challenge as a pastor is biblically dealing with interpersonal issues within the congregation.

  64. Fearing God more than the highest tither, appointed leaders, the bishops, or basically any one who "potentially" can affect your place as a minister in any given place.

  65. Scot Tomlinson says:

    Becoming one. As I continue with school and a full time job, ministry responsibilities, adult children and their lives, and all of what happens each day.

  66. The biggest challenge is making sure my focus is on the important.

  67. Brian Kooshian says:

    I am not a pastor, but if I was, it would be to remain constant in prayer.

  68. Karen Skeith says:

    I imagine that is the truth for all bivocational pastors. It is also true of all of us who are dedicated christians with our jobs. It is very hard to find the balance. There is much work to do with most jobs where you don't punch a time clock. We work for the Glory of God. Balance is necessary because it is healthy, however, knowing just where the balancing act begins and ends is tough! :-)

  69. Karen Skeith says:

    Abiding is the key. It's tough. It is a discipline like eating right and exercising.

  70. The Biggest challenge as is building relationship and balancing time for family, pastoral work, ministry of the word and doing all things in 3 languages

  71. Balance. Making sure my family know how important they are. Making sure my home is spiritually healthy before I go out making sure everyone else is.

  72. The preaching of the Gospel of Christ is: Jesus Life, Death, Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, the Physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the 3rd day, and HIs soon Return.

  73. To help people understand the difference between God’s truth in the Bible and man’s traditions. They are not the same! Also, trying to teach/explain how history works and how to understand it.

  74. Time, and it's proper use.

  75. Prayer

  76. David O'Dowd says:

    Deciding the better among the many good ministry choices daily and weakly.

  77. Rick Bellavance says:

    discouragement

  78. Scott Holman says:

    biggest challenge is keeping myself refreshed in Christ personally.

  79. Weekly sermon preparation.

  80. Christopher Scott says:

    Finding more time is my biggest challenge.

  81. Jerry Walker says:

    Finding time to spend in God's word.

  82. James Matichuk says:

    Not getting sidetracked by the 'good' from what God desires.

  83. Jason D. Jeffery says:

    Well, I'm only an intern, but the biggest challenge at this time is keeping confidence that God will continue to teach me and raise me into a man who will have no doubts in sharing His Word and praising His name!

  84. Nathan Parker says:

    I’m not a pastor but as a seminary student, I could use more time!

  85. Freddie Kinsler says:

    Marshall Barth may you be blessed this New Year coming may it be one Filled with HIM by your side and may HE become alive in all we do and say.

  86. Freddie Kinsler says:

    Happy Holidays to Everyone at Logos and for all those that may read this God Bless Us ALL.The biggest thing I do is enter act with those of different faith than my own. Mine is a Jesus that says IT is Finished! All Done just race the Good Race of Faith as Paul put it. And put on the Whole armor of God so we can Stand! Amen

  87. Freddie Kinsler thanks for the prayers and may the LORD's blessing be abundant within your life this coming year, especially considering that we're one year closer to HIS return!!! :{)))

  88. Our focus should be the abiding in HIS presence, with a heaping helping of faith, to realize HE will grace us with the time to manage all the rest!!! :{)))

  89. Franklin A. Carvajal says:

    Biggest challenge is in finding a biblical solid theological school to attend in the sacramento region that is affordable and solid in technology, mission, and preparation for practical pastoral ministry and focus on heart application of God's Word.

  90. Cliff Covington says:

    Administration. Reminding the flock that we are blessed to bless others!

  91. Franklin A. Carvajal says:

    Had to enter biggest challenge in ministry as apart of the applying to win the Logos Bible Software package for Christmas!

  92. Matt Caton says:

    Best resource available.

  93. Stuart Houghton says:

    People! This would be so much easier without people. Haha.

  94. Dave Moser says:

    My biggest challenge in ministry is outreach and evangelism.

  95. Guarding my prayer time

  96. I'm really not sure yet. I've only been doing this for a couple months. The short time has been a good tome, so far. In the long run I think the toughest thing for me will be accepting that I can't please everyone, and some people will inevitably take that very personally.

  97. John Botkin says:

    Living up to God's expectations more than others

  98. Jim Oesterwind says:

    My biggest challenge in ministry is myself.

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  100. Making certain that I stay true to God's desire for the church.

  101. Christopher R Gillespie says:

    Time Management.

  102. balancing life with serving others.

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  104. Thomas Dowdy says:

    I don't know about most ministers but after retiring I discovered I spent more time doing what (I) thought God wanted me to do that I didn't stop to see what HE wanted me to do. I also, and I don't think I am by myself,thought I was more busy than I realy was.

  105. The biggest challenge is that the weight of ministry can press down on the reality of relationship with Jesus until you forget that the whole purpose of everything is to first be in relationship with Jesus modeling that to others and helping them to walk in the same thing.

  106. Maintaining personal time with Jesus.

  107. Spending time with God.

  108. Jon Varner says:

    Personal devotional time amidst busy schedule.

  109. Living a balanced and engaged life.

  110. Keeping priorities straight.

  111. I think its different for each Pastor. My strengths and weakness are not the same as other pastors. My greatest struggle is the war between pleasing man and pleasing God.

  112. Adam Pugh says:

    Balancing ministry with family time

  113. Ray Johnson says:

    I think one of the biggest challenges they face today complacency in their faith. Trying harder fitting into today’s society than following a Christ centered life.

  114. Chris Medina says:

    The biggest challenge to me is increasing the active participation of the whole church in ministry

  115. Andrew Brown says:

    Staying connected with Christ–making this the highest priority in life.

  116. Preaching uncompromising truth in the face of losing the means to support your family. Large steps of faith for many pastors, while many more sink to “softened” truths under the pressure.

  117. The biggest challenge pastors face is to be the shepherd of their home first and foremost.

  118. The biggest challenge pastors face is filling the role of prophet to their people and still hanging in there to fill the priestly roles afterward.

  119. Pastors biggest challenge is to destroy the thinking of that lutheran churches like baptist, pentecostal and apostolic are sects. The truth is that they definitely aren’t!

  120. The biggest challenge is the fear of man and not being appreciated

  121. A lack of focus.

  122. I would have to say the hardest challenge that Pastors face is pride, and selfishness. It is so easy to stand up behind a pulpit and think that your some “hot shot” but if there is “no death in the pulpit there is no life in the pew (Dying to Preach; Steven Smith)”

  123. Adam Paul says:

    There are many challenges which face pastors today. Not being a pastor, I’m not sure I can definitively say what the answer would be. However, I think the onslaught of laziness both in themselves and in their congregations is perhaps one of the larger problems faced by pastors. This encompasses laziness in ministry as well as in personal piety.

  124. This is a response to the question regarding the biggest challenge pastors face: remaining humble, and balancing the need to study and communicate the truth of God’s word effectively while also shepherding the hearts and souls entrusted to their care.

  125. martin Sisneroz says:

    Biggest challenge pastors face is self-care. They are so busy trying to help everyone else that they forget to do the things necessary for themselves and their families to keep them healthy and strong.

  126. Brian Reed says:

    I think the biggest challenge pastors face is keeping their personal devotional life vibrant in the midst of all of the pressures and responsibilities of ministry.

  127. Amanda Warwick says:

    The biggest challenge is not only getting people to come to church, but also to teach them how to put God above all else, including their selves, their worldly families, money, time, etc.

  128. The greatest problem gospel ministers face is making and taking the time necessary to nurture a personal, authentic relationship with their Creator and Redeemer.

  129. Being faithful to preach the gospel, accurately dividing the word of truth.

  130. Justin wester says:

    The biggest problem pastors face is burnout.

  131. Pastors today need to resist the temptation to compromise.

  132. I am not a pastor, but I imagine that a challenge that a pastor must face is to take care of the entire church (beyond a sunday sermon), keeping their eyes on Jesus, and making sure everything is about loving and serving God. I believe some pastors face the challenge of teaching what God’s Word says and not what people want to hear. We are called to speak the truth.

  133. Time is the biggest challenge Pastors face …Time.

  134. Mark Ayers says:

    I believe the biggest challenge facing pastors today are as varied as are the congregations they serve.

  135. I believe the biggest problem pastors today face, is the same one from years gone by, and that is Satan’s ever present working to destroy the things of GOD and those that follow HIM.

  136. I dont know where i would b without my God and my church family. I love to study the Word of God and just need more tools (and the right ones) to do so. I pray that God willing the right tools to continue studying will come my way. God Bless!

  137. The biggest challenge? Resisting compromise and staying true to the word…

  138. Ben Boedecker says:

    I think that the biggest challenge facing pastors today is standing firm on Christian doctrine as the culture becomes increasingly hostile.

  139. my biggest challenge as a pastor, which I hear often from friends, is finding deep delight in God.

  140. Biggest challenge pastors face: the fear of man.

  141. jim andreu says:

    Pastors are cumbered with tasks that keep them from studying and preparing the delivery of the word. They need deacons and elders to step up and take on some of the activities that keep them from being more evangelistic. Jesus had 12 men that He sent out to do mission work so that He could do what His Father had for Him to do. If He was God incarnate (He was) and He needed logistical help, then certainly our pastors do.

  142. Pride and arrogance are the biggest challenges.

  143. One of the biggest challenges is convincing people that spiritual battle is real.

  144. Tyler Sweatt says:

    I think the biggest challenge pastors face today is leading a culture impacting church. In so many ways, todays church is impacted by culture but is not impacting culture with the gospel!

  145. Time. Never enough.

  146. The biggest challenge would be time management. Balancing a full-time job, all the time ministry, and studying the Word and enjoying it at the same time.

  147. One of the biggest challenges a Pastor faces in my opinion is doing his absolute best to never allow himself to leave the mentality that He>i

  148. The biggest problem pastors face is discouragement

  149. Peter Sushch says:

    I am not a pastor but I am involved in ministry. I feel like the hardest challenge for a pastor is to balance his ministry his family and his own spiritual state, to be careful not to focus on either one too much and neglect the rest. Balance is key.While full devotion to God is necessary you can’t just focus on one aspect and neglect the rest. And many pastors have the heart of Christ and know how to face this issue while other need a little work on it, just like the rest of us do.

  150. Staying encouraged!

  151. Matthew Johnson says:

    One of the biggest challenges facing pastors now a days is the proclamation of eternal Truth in a World that doesn’t accept biblical truth. The Cross needs to be preached, repentance needs to be preached, and of course grace and love need to be preached.

  152. Dan Sardinas says:

    Pride

  153. Maintaining a constant trusting in God’s strength and his plan. He always gives what is needed to his church and to his pastors.

  154. My biggest challenge is simply abiding in Christ. I can do all things THROUGH Christ! He is my all in all and at times I will struggle with me trying to do instead of trusting and relying on Him who simply is!

  155. Bill Giesbrecht says:

    I am semi retired and do a lot of Bible Studies with groups and also teaching on certain Bible subjects.
    God Bless… Bill

  156. Nick Claxton says:

    Self.

  157. sgarbura octavian sergiu says:

    The indiference of people regarding the study of the Bible

  158. The greatest challenge is dealing with apathy in ways that are biblically sound and pastorally sensitive.

  159. carlito raymundo says:

    For me i can say that the biggest challenge for a pastor is keeping the flock of the Lord .For now a days there so many new groups that teach new teachings which are contrary to the cardinal teachings of the bible and making way through and gaining popularity.Prosperity gospel is one of them.This new teaching aims to promote materialistic and worldly motives for all that could hear. It twists the bible in order to favor their doctrines.And for a pastor,this and many other new groups is really a big threat for the flock of the Lord.And furthermore,they teach that the promise of blessings of God to Abraham is to be claimed because God will surely give it away.And whatever you have dreamed of is a blessing that God supposedly put in your hearth.So they just simply teach that you just go ahead and pray for it and God will surely give it to you.This particular teaching contradicts and utterly disregards the teachings of the bible about the WILL of God.In the prayer that Lord Jesus taught to His disciples,it includes the will of the Lord”Thy will be done”.And though the will of God for the life of a particular believer is really a not a very easy thing to understand or for that matter very difficult to know exactly,whatever it may be,we have to pray for it and wait.and i am very very sure that it will be for your own good.And if knowing exactly the will of God for our lives is hard to know exactly whatever it may be,how can anyone say that whatever you have in your hearth God will surely give it to you.Those who teach this very deceptive doctrine enjoys a life of luxury and comforts. You know why? because they teach mostly to those who are already rich and wealthy.They will then say that God will keep you rich and will make you even and richer if they will give more for work of God.
    And if there are not so rich or struggling members, they will encourage them to continue praying.And if anyone complains that God is not giving what he wants, they say that you do not have faith.And if one member will tell his success story they will capitalize on that testimony and use it to prove that they are right.Therefore they will have more authority now to ask for more offerings for the Lord.This is the reason why the leaders of this group are the richest of them all.They will always encourage and give assurance that God will give them whatever they want in order to gain the power to ask for more offerings specially if there are members who would stand up and tell his success story.They will say “you see now what i mean?” the blessing is there for the taking just claim it.But the truth is.”God will give you the things that you ask for if it is His will”.For whatever reason God will not give you whatever it is that you asked for,you just have to accept it that it is not His will for you.There is nothing you can do because that is His will.I believe with all my hearth that all of us even if you are not a true christian”,that there is no person in this world that could ever claim that God gave him all that he asked for”.If you agree with me on this one then how can anyone give the assurance that God will give you surely whatever you want for it is all there for the taking.And it follows,because God so promised it to Abraham therefore for sure God will give it to you…….Whatever you pray for will not always be given to you specially if it is not according to His Sovereign Will.The leaders of prosperity gospel are getting richer all the time.And the poor members are hoping for a false promise of assurance.And I say let us pray for those members of this group that God will give them that wisdom to discern the folly of their leaders.And if it so happened that you are a pastor who practice this kind of wicked scheme,I pray you to stop it now.For GOD is not unaware of all your deeds.Whatever you sow that you will also reap.”If you sow wickedness,wickedness thou shall reap”.

  160. Michael Walsh says:

    Biggest challenge is learning how to turn vision into the steps needed to fulfil that vision.

  161. May God help us remember the sheep need to know how much their Father lives them, that He gave His Son to save sinners, not righteous people

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  164. the biggest challenge is integrating faith and knowledge

  165. The biggest challenge is overcoming the flesh in order to keep our eyes on Jesus.

  166. The biggest challenge is to overcome the flesh so we can fix our eyes on Jesus.

  167. repentance

  168. Mark Wiggins says:

    As a Clergy the biggest challenge for us and dealing with members of Faith is as following
    1. Staying true your faith.
    2. Loving people with the same love Christ love us.
    3. Allowing People to live their lives that please God without condemning them.
    4. Adding their own twist on what the Word is saying to justify their position.
    5. A small number Clergy/ Pastors feel they is above the Church law and could do what they wishes

  169. My biggest challenge is balancing my time so that I have a solid relationship with God, wife, four kids, the flock, and the village where I serve – including EMS work

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  171. Ron L. Williams says:

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  172. Emmanuel Chebesi says:

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  174. In my limited experience the biggest challenges that pastors face is the conflict between preaching God’s word with accuracy and authority and the congregation that largely is just looking for that warm fuzzy feeling on Sunday morning. It is all too easy to choose to give the congregation milk in order to keep bodies in the seats and money in the coffers when what the congregation needs in order to grow spiritually is the meat of God’s word which may prove difficult for many to embrace.

  175. The biggest thing I struggle with is balancing time for family and for ministry, it is hard to focus

  176. The biggest problem a pastor faces is lack of a proper personal sabbath

  177. The biggest challenge pastors face is the challenge of resources.

  178. Monique K. says:

    in my experience being in leadership and being close to the pastors at my church, i feel that the biggest challenge is not watering down the gospel in order to please a crowd and increase the numbers of church attendance. it can seem bleak when church attendance goes down in certain seasons, but i am thankful that the leadership at my church never compromises, ever.

  179. Don Johnson says:

    The biggest challenge for pastor’s today is to stay true to the word and to their calling in the midst of pressure from the culture and society.

  180. Randy Lewis says:

    One of the biggest challenges I face as a pastor is trying to find proper balance when it comes to time. I am a (bi-vocational) pastor, I own my own business, and I have a growing family. Trying to find the time to do all of the above is difficult, but I am learning that God’s grace is sufficient.

  181. Matt Schaffner says:

    Being faithful in all of our call

  182. Daniel Norton says:

    The biggest challenge is how to effectively present the deep challenge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ without watering it down.

  183. Keeping the gospel at the centre of all they do.

  184. Thomas Fuhrer says:

    I think the biggest challenge pastors face is discouragement.

  185. The biggest problem pastors face is not asking for help, or asking to late.

  186. Just preach the word like the bible commands and not preach to please the people. Scratch itching ears. Pastors don’t need to be creative just handle God’s word rightly that’s what brings repentance, not giving people a false hope they can do things there way. No more goofy sermons preach the gospel.

  187. Larry Madden says:

    One of the biggest challenges pastors face is the disconnect. The Word of God is no longer relative….well, that is what many believe. However, we have the opportunity to provide people a chance to see that God is still at work and He chooses to intervene in the lives of people. He does this through His Word.

  188. I think the biggest challenge is time. There are so many events, visitations, etc that require time away from study and preparation as well as normal family life.

  189. Holding ourselves and others accountable to Christian living in accordance with the Word, and not with the World.

  190. Various forms of self-interest.

  191. Philip Lexow says:

    Biggest issue pastors face today I believe is maintaining fidelity to the Word of God in face of popular trends, pressure to increase church size, and risk offending church members too closley associated with the world.

  192. Brian J Munro says:

    The biggest challenge pastors face in the North American context is the combination of affluence and the spread of bad theology. We have entered a time of self-education through social media. I am finding that more and more people are embracing heretical teaching as if it were something new, rather than understanding that these issues have been discussed and reasonably dealt with. Biblical illiteracy is being replaced with heretical interpretation. Perhaps God will send good orthodox missionaries from far away to teach the new pagans in North America the Truth, the Way and the Life in Christ. I pray for breakthroughs every day.
    Shalom, Brothers and Sisters.

  193. Time constraints, I think.

  194. Joseph Stoppelbein says:

    The biggest challenge these days is time management. Time to do everything we’re supposed to seems to easily slip away!

  195. Sarah Robinson says:

    The biggest challenge pastors face is the high expectation of being perfect and having the perfect family. If they stumble, heaven forbid.

  196. Thomas Noreen says:

    The myriad choices in the secular world that tend to distract and pull people away from their walk with the Lord; e.g., social media, cell phones, cinema, etc.

  197. Michael Eller says:

    Preaching the truth amidst a culture becoming more hostile to Christians.

  198. The biggest challenge is our sin nature

  199. Talib Smith says:

    The biggest challenge for pastors can be our own pride and the delusion of things being well with God because things are well with ministry.

  200. The biggest challenge is staying positive.

  201. I think one of this biggest challenges for pastors is keeping good communication with those leading or participating in different church ministries.

  202. The biggest challenge is to remain steadfast in Christ alone.

  203. The biggest challenge pastors face is the enemy; He tempts them to decline in affection for our Lord, he tempts them to think they are special Christians who can only be close friends with other pastors and elders, he tempts them to think they can’t admit their sinfulness fully as they would loose face and effect the reputation of the church, he tempts them with money often with the notion that their ministry could be enhanced with that money, he tempts them with laziness which leads them to think they needn’t prepare sermons quite as well as they are experienced and know their scriptures well, he tempts them with attraction to others, he tempts them while too busy to think one church member needs their love and attention more than another, he tempts them to think the flock needs them so they shouldn’t get side tracked with one lost sheep, he tempts them to think that they needn’t really give full regard to the Royal Priesthood of other church members as he knows better than them, he tempts them to believe the church depends on him and on his spiritual gifts, in short he tempts them.

  204. To remember that I can do all these great things, but if I don’t love the God I’m serving and the people he’s entrusted to my care, I am nothing.

  205. The biggest challenge for pastors today is preaching the unabashed truth of the gospel, the full gospel, of Jesus Christ, without watering it down.

  206. One of the biggest challenge facing pastors today is the lack of biblical literacy many Christians experience today.

  207. Eric Holeman says:

    Hypocrisy of other pastors giving Christianity a bad name!

  208. Prayson Daniel says:

    Fear

  209. I have tried other peoples Logos, and found it to be all that it says. Bibles studies and sermons are never so easy to prepare, only question now is where to stop..!

  210. The biggest challenge is understanding the world so we can frame our discussion of the Gospel without falling prey to the world.

  211. Biggest Challenge is to keep the advance of the gospel first priority. Church work is full many “good distractions”.

  212. Carol Roberts clark says:

    i would think how to get the message across

  213. Pride, selfishness, and manipulation.

  214. The greatest challenge pastors face is being people in the midst of the messiness of life.

  215. Sarah Maroney says:

    I think the biggest challenge is the amount of stress that placed upon a pastor. The difficulties that a person faces in their own family can have more than enough stress; but add to that an entire congregation, and the amount of stress can be overwhelming. Pastors can become burnt out under that kind of load and the stress that goes with it.

  216. The biggest challenge is confronting a world that no longer has any regard for the Bible as God’s Word. As pastors we must learn to defend and proclaim the Bible as God’s authoritative Word.

  217. One major problem/hurdle is that a lot of pastors, especially when overseas, need to be able to communicate with the people on their own level and connect with them and earn their trust.

  218. Lasse Andersson says:

    The biggest challenge pastors face is to make members followers of Christ, not just believers.

  219. Keeping youth in the church after college.

  220. Definitely schedules and wrestling with the meaning of the text for Sunday/

  221. Justin Anderson says:

    The biggest challenge is realising the Lord’s prayer for us, to be unified as a body (Jn. 17:22), while also sanctified and unwavering from His word (vv. 17-19).

  222. Convincing church members that spiritual growth is a necessary part of being a Christian.

  223. Ryan Landes says:

    People.

  224. Balancing spending needed time in the Word / sermon prep with the daily needs that come up in the congregation and with his own family. (At least, that’s this pastor’s wife’s perspective!)

  225. Idolatry infiltrating the church (ie, prosperity Gospel, works based righteousness, etc.)

  226. Rick Ziesmer says:

    Being the leader God needs me to be.

  227. when people falsely accuse pastors and the denomination believes them w/o any qualification

  228. Getting people to go to church

  229. Panait Diana Ionela says:

    I don’t know .

  230. Constantino says:

    Being true.

  231. Keeping our creator happy by helping his/her congregation grow spiritually, ethically, whilst staying humble.

  232. Not hiding the fact that you are a genuine human being with genuine flaws. Many pastors hide this reality for fear of excess judgment.

  233. Pleasing a holy God.

  234. The biggest challenge for a pastor is to keep it real.

  235. The biggest challenge Pastors face is to keep on preaching Biblical messages, without watering it down or compromising it.

  236. The biggest challenge for me is getting out of the church bubble and meeting people who don’t know Jesus.

  237. The biggest challenge is staying fresh in the word of God on a daily basis and keeping oneself fed. When ministering to others, it is easy not to take time to feed yourself and still maintain time with your own family as well.

  238. Bruce Ray says:

    Remembering that my job is to make disciples by proclaiming the saving Grace of Jesus Christ and teaching His Word – while at every turn the world and Satan are trying to distract, tempt and defeat me.

  239. Knowing and teaching sound doctrine

  240. Addiction to Approval

  241. Kevin Poole says:

    Guarding and finding true downtime and margin for myself and my family…

  242. Hailey B. says:

    Preaching the Word faithfully.

  243. Having healthy connections where you are able to completely be yourself, faults and failures included.

  244. Bobby Gore says:

    The hardest part is defending the faith with humility and love; not getting crazy eyed when people reject the truth

  245. Pride, lonliness and fear of man. Take your pick.

  246. Pride, loneliness and fear of man. Take your pick.

  247. Desmond Martin says:

    I think that the biggest challenge to pastoring maybe to take time to assess your mental and spiritual health while you are leading and guiding a congregation.

  248. Louise Saat says:

    I am not a pastor, but I think their greatest challenge is staying faithful to the truth and standing up to the false teachers in the face of today’s culture.

  249. The biggest challenge is balance.

  250. ellen beck says:

    I think the biggest challenge would be to keep the studies freah yet following scripture and not interjecting your own personal beliefs into it.

  251. Noelle Cameron says:

    I could never put myself in a pastors shoes, but to GUESS what the biggest challenge would be would be converting a nonbeliever

  252. Understanding your role in God’s mission.

  253. discouragement

  254. biggest challenge to belive in yourself and to believe in god

  255. The biggest challenge that pastors face is practicing what we preach. We think, oftentimes, that if we get the message of the Bible across to others then we have done our job. Even though we spend a lot of time studying the Bible, we need to stop and meditate on the Word and actually let it change us before we tell others to change.

  256. The biggest problem pastors face can be serving Christ over themselves.

  257. Managing time… and volunteers!

  258. Finding the balance between ministering to the ‘needy’ and those who you feel you can replicate yourself, those who show leadership and Christian maturity.

  259. I’d imagine one of the biggest problem pastors face is people expecting them to be superhuman supersaints.

  260. Bible is the best wayout to conquer your sins ,and which can take you on the path of heaven .

  261. The biggest challenge pastors face is the challenge of resources.

  262. The biggest challenge that pastors face is staying true to the Scriptures in faithfully and consistently without fear of loosing earthly popularity, prominence, riches in preaching the hard soteriological truths surrounding and within the Gospel of Christ. I cannot think of a more important challenge to pastors, than getting the Gospel right, and doing so consistently without fear of men or unpleasant consequences.

  263. The biggest challenge pastors face is seduction of materialism through money.

  264. Keeping their members to trust their word and most importantly the Lord’s word by being a faithful Christian.

  265. I think the biggest challenge pastors face is understanding what pace the church should move at. Knowing where God wants the church to move is only half the goal, understanding when and how is also important.

  266. The biggest challenge that I see is balancing family and miniatry. Many are merely surviving instead of thriving in their families and ministries.

  267. Matt Turner says:

    The biggest challenge to me for Pastor’s today is not getting off track on preferences, “pet peeves”, and the problems of this world and to stay on course with the main thing sharing the good news of the gospel with others and helping Christians develop a true walk with God. If we do those two things alone we will change this world for Christ.

  268. Mary Smith says:

    The hardest part in being a pastor is to relize you are the only Christ others see, therefore you must always conduct yourself in a mannor that is Holy and acceptable Unto God.

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