"Grassroots pastors need to take care of believers with love, but as pastors, they also need to be loved. So who would pastor the numerous grassroots pastors and love them?" a pastor who has serves the church for more than 20 years cried out.
Guangdong Provincial Ethnic and Religious Affairs Commission announced that 127 persons had passed the exam for auditors of Internet religious information service, saying people failing this test can continue to participate in the upcoming training and test.
Pastor Z stated that he felt the need to launch a dialogue forum at the moment, inviting Christians, pastors or scholars to express, communicate and interact from their respective perspectives, hoping to stimulate thought among Christian groups.
A millennial pastor reveals the pressure and the feeling of helplessness in the face of there being “no successors” for the present generation of church workers. He said, "Personally, I rarely get care or concern from church leaders. Whenever I receive their phone calls, they talk only about the ministry or what I've not done well serving, anything but work. I receive little personal care."
Jia Li, Director Qian, and Yang Guang who are churchgoers of different churches in different places are working with the same charity institution for distinct reasons. Their understanding of the Christian faith has been renewed in their ministry. Another Christian participant witnesses that this institution which aids poor students and the disadvantaged provides a platform to better practice the Word of God.
I believe that the confusion and struggle of a post-millennial preacher is a representative of young pastors. Perhaps, his observation and thought are not completely comprehensive, but for the long-term development of the church, his views are at least worthy of some reflection to church leaders.
We have to admit honestly that time after time we overlook and forget the important builders of grassroots churches and the executors of church functions — the group of grassroots pastors. To us, they are often the “silent majority.”