Recently, author and pastor, Mark Driscoll, answered the question, “What part of your ministry is the most difficult?” on the Resurgence website, a ministry of Mars Hill Church of which Driscoll is the founding pastor.
He said that “As our culture becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity, ministry can place an adverse toll on your emotional well-being.”
Driscoll continues by saying he likes to answer questions from leaders ask about ministry. “One that often comes up: What part of your ministry is the most difficult? Nearly everyone who asks this question is someone who is new to ministry and seeking to anticipate a possible landmine in front of them.”
To him, he says the answer is simple: “family safety. By far and away, this is the most constant, soul-aching concern that I deal with.”