Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pastoral Statistics

  • 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention with other churches.

  • 70% of pastors fight depression.

  • 50% of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could… but they have no other way of surviving.

  • 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years.

  • 90% of pastors say their seminary or Bible school training did only a fair, or poor job of preparing them for the ministry.

  • 90% of say pastors the ministry is completely different than what they thought it would be before they entered the ministry.

  • After three years in the ministry, only 50% of pastors say they still feel called.

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