Personal and Family Care Ministry Management

Avoiding Burnout Seminar for Chileans

Being in the ministry is inherently dangerous to your health.  The statistics are staggering in terms of those who have experienced discouragement, disappointment, and depression.  Here are some of the more profound examples from a survey conducted with over 1,000 pastors:

  • 100% had a close associate or seminary buddy who had left the ministry because of burnout, conflict in the church or from a moral failure
  • 90% Indicated they were frequently fatigued and worn out on a weekly and even daily basis
  • 89% Said they considered leaving the ministry at one time
  • 72% Said they only studied the Bible when they were preparing for sermons or lessons

and the list goes on to describe marriage failures, family stress, affairs, lack of friends and more.  It is disturbing to think that so many pastors are struggling with maintaining the day to day balance in life. 

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