Summary: You preachers only work one day a week....Lol
Faithful Saying-Paul is going to be giving his young preacher boys some topics that they should preach on, these topics had been and should be preached on time and time again, so much they had become sayings, just like we have sayings.
1 Tim 3:1-7-This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
How To Get Rid Of Your Pastor:
1-Look him straight in the eye and say "Amen" once in awhile. He'll preach himself to death within a few weeks.
2-Next Sunday, go forward to the altar and rededicate your life to Christ. Ask him to give you some job you could do in the church. He'll likely die of heart failure on the spot.
3-Pat him on the back and brag on all the things he does around the church. He'll work himself to death.
4-Get a whole bunch of the church members to unite in earnest intercessory prayer for the pastor, his ministry and his family. Organize prayer meetings in which you pray for the growth of the church and blessing on the pastor. The pastor may become so effective in ministry that some larger church will gladly take him off your hands.
One note of caution, however: if you try one of these methods, you may find that you don't want to get rid of your pastor after all.
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.
25% of pastors’ marriages end in divorce, that rate has increased to 50%
70% of pastors continually battle depression.
75% of pastors will experience a significant personal crisis while serving in ministry
70% of pastors say they will not be in ministry 10 years from now.
80% of pastors and 85% of their spouses feel discouraged in their roles.
95% of pastors do not regularly pray with their spouses.
70% of pastors do not have a close friend, confidant, or mentor.
50% of pastors are so discouraged they would leave the ministry if they could.
80% of pastors spend under 15 minutes a day in prayer.
70% of pastors only study God’s Word when preparing a message.
40% of pastors have had an extra-marital affair since entering ministry.
80% of seminary graduates who enter ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years.
80% of pastors’ wives feel their husbands are overworked.