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It Only Hurts on Monday

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It Only Hurts on Monday

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The pressures of ministry are such that many pastors spend their days off simply trying to recover. Evidence suggests that pastors are moving or dropping out at an increasing rate. Based on research of 60 pastors and churches, It Only Hurts On Monday will answer the question, “Why are pastors quitting and what can be done about it. An excellent resource for boards, lay persons, as well as pastors.

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Pastors are quitting! Some leave for what they hope will be greener pastures in another church. Some drop out of ministry altogether. Why? The pressures of ministry are such that many pastors spend their days off simply trying to recover. When a fellow pastor was asked how things were going in his ministry, his wry answer was ‘It only hurts on Monday.’

Evidence suggests pastors are moving or dropping out at an increasing rate. The Barna Research Group found that the average pastorate twenty years ago was about seven years in length but had dropped by 1993 to about four years. The authors have researched over 60 ex-pastors and their churches to discover some of the causes of this crisis in pastoral leadership.

Topics include: burnout, professional isolation, inadequate education, unrealistic expectations, resistance to change, poor pastoral accountability, tight finances, personal loneliness, and spiritual warfare. Each chapter concludes with helpful and practical suggestions on what you can do to help your pastor have a longer and more fruitful ministry in your church.