1) We are constantly in conflict.
Lifeway Research Group reports that 80% of pastors polled responded that there is currently conflict within the church that they will need to address in the future. Digging deeper revealed that youth, education level and church size positively correlated with higher levels of reporting a need to address conflict. Furthermore, 24% of pastors admit that they are regularly irritated with people at their church. Pastors reported that conflict in the church led to their departure between 23% and 42% of the time. Consider fasting from church conflict for the month of October as an awesome present to your pastor!