I've pastored for going on 25 years. Those assignments have run the scope of success & health. I've been in struggling places and places that experienced powerful growth and building programs.
Now I'm planting a church. Organic in nature - no core group or financial support from a sponsoring church. We are on our last year of financial support from our district. Things are going ok, but we're facing challenges just like any other congregation.
Here's where my question comes in - I see postings / news items about churches building multi-million dollar facilities and I'm thrilled for those churches. I'm also struggling with emotions - simply because these pastors (good personal friends of mine) know about my church plant and our current struggles...and have not responded to appeals for help, the most recent just a couple of months ago. I would imagine that lots of churches don't understand how just $100 a month would encourage a church plant congregation. In fact, I even asked for prayer partners in this last appeal...with no response.
I'm a little upset...a little discouraged...a little angry.
Question is: am I wrong?