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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pastoral Burnout

If you wish to read these statistics, click on the graphic for a larger view.

These figures sound right to me. But I need to see where they come from and how good the study and/or studies are.

The claim that 1,500 pastors quit per month is very shocking. If it is that high, then we in the ministry are in a lot of trouble.

I can say with surety that pastoral burnout and conflict are the main sources of stress on us ministers. Moral failure is a rarity, but the other two happen everyday. The pressure upon me since I became a minister is way beyond anything I experienced when I was a banker/lender.

This graphic comes from the book, Pastors at Greater Risk by HB London, Jr.

Peace, Pastor Bill

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