Here are some of the reasons why you should be a part of Metro Apostolic Network
● 1,500 pastors leave the ministry each due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in their church.
● 4,000 new churches begin each year, but over 7,000 churches close.
● 50% of pastors’ marriages end in divorce.
● 70% of pastors constantly fight depression.
● 80% of pastors and 84% of their spouses feel unqualified and discouraged.
● 70% of pastors do not have a close friend, confidant or mentor and are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way to make a living.
● 80% of Pastors spend less than 15 minutes a day in prayer.
● 70% study the Word only when they are preparing their sermons.
● Over 35% have had an extra-marital affair since beginning their ministry.
● 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first 5 years.
● 80% of adult children of pastors have had to seek professional help for depression.
● 90% of pastors said their training only did a fair job in preparing them for ministry.
● 85% said, their greatest problem is dealing with problem people, such as elders, deacons, worship leaders, worship teams, board members and associate pastors.
● 70% of pastors feel grossly underpaid.
● 80% of pastors’ wives feel left out and unappreciated by the church members.
● 90% said the ministry was completely different than they thought it would be.
● 70% felt God called them to Pastor but after 3 years of ministry; only 50% still felt called.
● 80% of pastors’ spouses wish their spouse would choose another profession.
● 80% of pastors’ wives fee pressured to be something in the church that they really are not.
● The majority of pastors’ wives surveyed said that the most destructive event that has occurred in their marriage arid family was the day they entered the ministry.