Caregivers, Are We Using Bad Stats?

Oh, Oh.  Am I guilty of passing on wrong statistics about the attrition of USA Evangelical Pastors?  The stats I’ve quoted are quite high, but are they correct?


This article, That Stat That Says All Pastors are Miserable and Want to Quit (Part 1), by Ed Stetzer challenges the present statistics being passed around as being too high.  For those of us Caregivers, it’s good to check out what we share.  Here’s the article:

“It appears that being a pastor will almost kill you, everyone is quitting, and those who stay in the ministry wish they could get out.

At least that’s what I hear at conferences, on Twitter, and on the interwebs.

The problem—it’s not true and the false report is hurting pastors and the reputation of the church and ministry.

Pastors are not quitting in droves, but bad stats are certainly spreading in droves.”  (Read More . . .)


About Dave Grissen

David & Sheri Grissen spent 44 years in mission and humanitarian aid work. In 2003 they established Life Impact, a ministry of strengthening Christian workers in hosted centers, called Oases. Presently 12 Oases are functioning. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.
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