- According to estimates by the Alban Institute in Washington, D.C., at least 17 percent of clergy suffer from stress or burnout.
- "The Charlotte Observer" reported. About 1,400 ministers a year call a toll-free hot line of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), which counsels ministers through its LeaderCare program.
- LeaderCare estimates that nearly 100 SBC pastors leave their ministry every month.
- Sunscape Ministries of Colorado, which serves clergy in crises, reported that in all denominations nationwide, 1,600 ministers per month are terminated or forced to resign their pulpit.
- Statistics provided by The Fuller Institute, George Barna, and Pastoral Care Inc.
50% of Pastors have considered leaving the ministry in the last months.
- 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years.
- 85% of pastors said their greatest problem is they are sick and tired of dealing with problem people, such as disgruntled elders, deacons, worship leaders, worship teams, board members, and associate pastors.
- 90% said the hardest thing about ministry is dealing with uncooperative people.
- 1 out of every 10 ministers will actually retire as a minister in some form.
SOURCE: Leading from Your Strengths Website
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