1) Trusted leaders in non-anxious environments may not be trustworthy in an anxious environment.
2) One cannot really know any individual’s specific response to an anxiety-provoking event until that person is observed in what that individual considers an anxious situation. One must remember, however, that what is a “anxious” situation for one individual may or may not be an anxious situation for another person.
3) Every individual has different levels of tolerance of anxiety before they take on their anxious role.
4) The stress shift to anxious roles can be affected by events, people situations both in and outside of the church.
3) Pastors who are generally well-respected (e.g. Heros) in non-anxious settings may become Scapegoats in an anxious setting.
4) Pastor and leader behaviors, attitudes, faith, and ability to lead may be strongly affected by anxiety factors in his or her own stress shift.