If the saints are called to persevere, how much more the sheperds of the sheep? Ministry is one of the most soul wrenching vocations that a person can faithfully engage in. For the sake of editing, I aam presenting in this blog over the next several days a portion of a paper I have written for my course of training and education in Biblical Counseling. It is my hope that if you are strugling, your reading of the words within would stir your heart to press on. Should you desire to work through the homework that I have created to go along with this paper, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
TO RESIGN FROM THE MINISTRY
Problems Faced by Ministers
80% believed pastoral ministry affected their families negatively.
75% reported a significant stress related crisis at least once in their ministry.
70% say they have a lower self-esteem now compared to when they started in ministry.
70% do not have someone they consider a close friend.
[on-line]; accessed 29 August 2010; available from http://pastoralcareinc.com/MR/