Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2015
2009 Statistics Of Why Pastors Leave the Ministry by Fuller Institute, George Barna and Pastoral Care Inc, Focus On The Family.
1,500 pastors leave the ministry permanently each month in America.
4,000 new churches start each year in America.
7,000 churches close each year in America.
IF I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING....
Evangelist Jack Taylor was alone in his hotel room in Houston, Texas after a Southern Baptist Convention meeting. He felt exhausted in ministry. He cried out to God in prayer, "Lord, if I have seen everything You have for me in my ministry.......then take my life
Blackaby shares from his book “The Power of the Call” pages 10-14 on a clear picture of what one looks like who is called by God into pastoral ministry:
i. The pastor is chosen
ii. He is chosen by God
iii. He is chosen by God to be His servant
iv. He is chosen by God to shepherd His