Greg King

Five Stones

People Fatigue

I was telling my wife the other night how much I love ministry but how people fatigued I am right now.  Without a doubt the fatigue has come because of some of the changes that we have implemented in the student ministry and at our church as a whole. Obviously people do not like change but let’s be brutally honest change is a part of life especially if you want to see growth occur in the church and especially in one’s life. Look at some of the staggering stats below and you’ll see that I’m not the only Pastor feeling a little fatigued right now.

  • Eighty percent of pastors and eighty-four percent of their spouses feel unqualified and discouraged in their role as pastors.
  • Fifty percent of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.
  • Seventy percent of pastors constantly fight depression.
  • Eighty percent of pastors’ spouses feel their spouse is overworked.
  • Eighty percent of pastors’ spouses wish their spouse would choose another profession.
  • The majority of pastors’ wives surveyed said that the most destructive event that has occurred in their marriage and family was the day they entered the ministry.
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    September 26, 2007 - Posted by | Church Life, Leadership, Personal

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