"I am a pastor and I'm about to give up," the email began. The pastor went on to share his frustration in trying to lead his church to make much-needed changes. "Every time I try something, I get hit hard by critics and bullies," he wrote. "My wife wants me to quit." He ended by asking Rainer for advice on how to lead change in the wake of so many obstacles.
Leading change in churches is more difficult today than it was 20-25 years ago, Rainer said. That's due in large part to the pressure of today's ever-changing culture on church members.