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.