Listed here are the most recent statistics from the Fuller Institute and Focus on the Family concerning the health and well being of pastors
90% of pastors work in excess of 60 hours per week
70% of pastors do not have anyone they consider a personal friend
90% of pastors feel they were inadequately trained for thier ministry and dealing with the demands of the people
75% of pastors will experience a significant personal crisis while serving in ministry
40% of pastors report serious conflict with a parishioner every month.
75% of pastors are highly or extremely stressed.
32% of pastors had sexual encounters with someone besides their spouse.
25% of pastors are divorced
70% of pastors say they will not be in ministry 10 years from now.
80% of seminary and Bible school grads will leave the ministry in the first 5 years
50% of pastors say they would leave the ministry today because of discouragement , but have no other way of making a living.
80% of pastors feel unqualified or discouraged in thier role as pastor.
26% of pastors have regular devotion time each day
72% of pastors admit they only open thier Bible to prepare a sermon.
77% of pastors say they don’t have a good marriage
* Insurance costs to churches dealing with mental breakdowns with clergy is 4% higher that ANY secular industry!