Aug 28, 2013

Problematic Pastoral Statistics

Richard J. Krejcir reports on some problematic statistics related to a survey of 1050 pastors. Here are a few of the troubling findings.

Of the one thousand fifty (1,050 or 100%) pastors we surveyed, every one of them had a close associate or seminary buddy who had left the ministry because of burnout, conflict in their church, or from a moral failure.

Nine hundred thirty-five, (935 or 89%) of the pastors we surveyed also considered leaving the ministry at one time. Five hundred ninety, (590 or 57%) said they would leave if they had a better place to go-including secular work.

Eight hundred eight (808 or 77%) of the pastors we surveyed felt they did not have a good marriage!

Three hundred fifteen (315 or 30%) said they had either been in an ongoing affair or a one-time sexual encounter with a parishioner.

You can read the rest here.

HT: Rob Bradshaw

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