STATISTICS - FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
1700 - 1800 pastors per month, leave the ministry due largely to ministry burnout, contention in their churches, or moral failure.
80% of those who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years.
80% of pastors and 84% of their spouses feel unqualified and discouraged in their roles as pastors.
The clergy has the second highest divorce rate among all professionals.
70% of pastors do not have someone they consider a close friend.
50% of pastors feel unable to meet the needs of the job, experienced depression or burnout to the extent that they needed to take a leave of absence from ministry.
40% of pastors report a serious conflict with a parishioner at least once a month.
ACCORDING TO THE MINISTERING TO MINISTERS FOUNDATION
Over 1600 protestant ministers in the United States are forced out of their positions each month.
Only 54% go back into a full-time church related positions.
Nearly 1 in 4 pastors experienced a forced termination at least once during their ministry.
About 50% pastors have had internet pornography exposure.
Over 1800 protestant ministers in the United States are forced out of their positions each month.