I have seen this on several blogs recently and I hope you will consider what it says! Let’s be sure we are in the ministry for the right reason!

1500 Pastors a month leave the ministry due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in the church.

4000 new churches start each year while 7,000 close.

50% of pastors marriages will end in divorce.

Almost 40% of pastors have had an extra-marital affair.

70% of pastors continually fight depression.

80% of pastors feel unqualified and discouraged in their role and would leave the ministry if they had some other way of making a living.

95% of pastors do not pray regularly with their spouse.

80% of pastors kids have to seek profession help for depression.

70% say the only time they spend studying God’s word is when they are prepping for a sermon.

80% of pastors spouses wish their husbands would find another profession.

After 3 years in ministry only 50% of pastors still felt “called.”

The majority of pastors wives said that the most destructive even that occurred in their marriage and family was the day they entered ministry.