What is alarming about the above statement is that while many pastors find themselves in a calling that is very fulfilling, pastors also find themselves incredibly vulnerable to burnout and depression.
Read recently on an email from Willowcreek the following stats:
- 80% of pastors feel unquilaified and discouraged in their role as a pastor
- 50% of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living
- 70% of pastors constantly fight depression
- 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first 5 years.