I love the Christmas season but the Christmas season can be hard for pastors. I love decorating our house with my wife, giving gifts and celebrating the birth of Christ. I must admit, though, that the work of being a pastor during the Christmas season was sometimes stressful.
10 Reasons the Christmas Season Can Be Hard for Pastors
1 . We minister to folks who are especially hurting during the holiday season.
Some families are celebrating the holiday for the first time without a loved one. Others have experienced painful divorce in the past year. Some are struggling so much financially that they can give few gifts for Christmas. Our calling is to minister to all these folks, regardless of the time of year.
2. The parties are often numerous, and the expectations are high.
Everybody invites the pastor and his family, and everybody expects them to come. It’s possible to have an entire month of December without a free night if you don’t schedule well. Yet, heaven forbid if you miss a Christmas party!