Christian Chronicle

‘This is not God’s first pandemic’

Center for Christian Studies presents seminar on ‘Leading the Church in Tumultuous Times.’

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s a stressful time to be a church leader.

From racial strife to rising inflation to pandemic culture wars, various factors conspire to divide congregations.

“It’s never been easy to be a leader in the church,” said Keith Stanglin, director of the Austin-based Center for Christian Studies. “I think it’s just become so much harder.”

The center, which Stanglin leads along with associate director Todd Hall, organized a recent seminar hosted by the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

“Leading the Church in Tumultuous Times” was the theme of the event, which Stanglin said aimed to provide encouragement and strategies for leaders.

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This column appears in the March edition of The Christian Chronicle.

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