The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor,
especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:17
Statistics confirm the sad fact that most of God’s ministers are not able to enjoy their service as He desires – the majority do not minister with joy, the majority are not shown “double honor” by church members, and the majority are not compensated according to biblical teaching. As ambassadors of God’s grace, our ministers need to be given the same grace which they are biblically charged with giving to both believers and unbelievers. A pastor who does not regularly receive grace and encouragement from church members is a pastor unable to do his/her job with “joy” – and this is said by Scripture to be “unprofitable” for the church, and hence for church members.
Double Honor Ministries will bless pastors and their spouses with a tranquil place for rest and relaxation at The Hideout located on beautiful Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. These shocking statistics listed below ( Source: Pastorburnout.com) soberly demonstrate that the ministry has become an occupation of pain and hazard for a majority of God’s servants:1,500 ministers leave their ministries each month due to burnout, conflict, or moral failure. 94% feel under pressure to have a perfect family. 90% work more than 50 hours a week. 80% believe that pastoral ministry affects their families negatively. 75% report severe stress causing anguish, worry, bewilderment, anger, depression, fear, and alienation. 70% don’t have any close friends. 56% of pastors’ wives say that they have no close friends. 45% of pastors say that they’ve experienced depression or burnout to the extent they need to take a leave of absence from ministry. 40% of pastors and 47% of spouses are suffering from burnout, frantic schedules, and/or unrealistic expectations. Clergy in addition to doctors and lawyers, have the most problems with drug abuse, alcoholism, and suicide.
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