When William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, felt the call of the Lord to go into the streets of London and begin ministering to street people, he stood in a Methodist Conference meeting and requested permission from the presiding bishop to be released from his church to go into the
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.