Here are a few quick stats to encourage sober minded students. I think this is a good reason to make seminary about perusing godliness. It also reminds us that local churches are the real seedbed for minsitry.
- 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years.
People Skills = Godliness + Peacemaking
- 85% of pastors said their greatest problem is they are sick and tired of dealing with problem people, such as disgruntled elders, deacons, worship leaders, worship teams, board members, and associate pastors.
- 90% said the hardest thing about ministry is dealing with uncooperative people.