One of the reasons American pastors are leaving the pulpit is churchgoers identifying more with their political views than their faith.
The Barna Research Group found more than a third of pastors who are considering another career, blaming political divisions.
40% of pastors from mainline churches believed their church organisation was too aligned with Christian nationalism.
A few said they felt pressure to publicly align with a political party.
The Christian Post reports the main causes of pastors’ stress were a lack of volunteers, poor attendance, pastoral care responsibilities and finances.
Barna notes that church leaders’ dissatisfaction first became evident during the global financial crisis of 15 years ago which was also when the iphone was released.