CREATED OUT OF A BURDEN TO SERVE PASTORS
During a time of need and personal crisis, P2P founder, Pastor Andy McAdams realized that not many pastors have a safe place to go where someone understands their struggles and can offer input, counsel and advice. Thus Pastor to Pastors Ministry.
Simply put, it is one pastor, who has successfully benefited from certain principles for a healthy growing church, desiring to share with another pastor who may be in need of help to climb the ministry mountain.
Pastor to Pastors is a department of Multiplication Ministries staffed with experienced and well trained pastors that can come along side of local church pastors to assist with personal needs as well as help evaluate the programs and activities of any church at no fee. We are a faith ministry.
P2P staff will serve the leadership to work with the pastor to make the church mission a joyful and profitable experience. A process that will succeed!
Our staff will come on site to help:
- EVALUATE CONGREGATIONAL NEEDS FOR GROWTH
- ESTABLISH A 21st CENTURY VISION AND PROCESS OF MINISTRY TO REACH NEW PEOPLE
- WORK WITH LEADERS TO DO THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY THEN, ENLIST & TRAIN FUTURE LEADERS
- ENGAGE THE CONGREGATION IN EXCITING NON-THREATENING OUTREACH & REPRODUCTIVE DISCIPLESHIP
WHY P2P? Because pastors need pastors, often to help see the “forest for the trees.”
STASTICS HELP TO REVEAL THE NEED FOR A MINISTRY LIKE MULTIPLICATION MINISTRIES’ P2P
Pastor Burnout by the Numbers – According to the New York Times (August 1, 2010)
“Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could.”
- 13% of active pastors are divorced.
- Those in ministry are equally likely to have their marriage end in divorce as anyone else.
- The clergy has the second highest divorce rate among all professions.
- 23% have been fired or pressured to resign at least once in their careers.
- 25% don’t know where to turn when they have a family or personal conflict or issue.
- 25% of pastors’ wives see their husband’s work schedule as a source of conflict.
- 33% felt burned out within their first five years of ministry.
- 33% say that being in ministry is an outright hazard to their family.
- 40% of pastors and spouses suffer from burnout, frantic schedules, and unrealistic expectations.
- 45% of pastors say that they’ve experienced depression and needed to take a leave of absence.
- 50% feel unable to meet the needs of the job.
- 52% of pastors and their spouses believe that ministry is hazardous to their family’s well-being.
- 56% of pastors’ wives say that they have no close friends.
- 57% would leave the pastorate if they had somewhere else to go.
- 70% don’t have any close friends.
- 75% report severe stress causing anguish, worry, anger, depression, fear, and alienation.
- 80% of pastors say they have insufficient time with their spouse.
- 90% feel unqualified or poorly prepared for ministry.
- 90% work more than 50 hours a week.
- 94% feel under pressure to have a perfect family.
- 1,500 pastors leave their ministries each month due to burnout, conflict, or moral failure.
- Doctors, lawyers and clergy have the most problems with drug abuse, alcoholism and suicide.
The statistics listed below come from George Barna’s book, Today’s Pastors.
- 97% of pastors are male
- The median age is 44
- 96% are married
- 80% have at least a bachelor’s degree. They are most educated and lowest paid professions.
- The average length of a pastorate is about four years
- 53% of pastors believe that the church is showing little positive world impact
- Four percent of senior pastors have a clear vision for their church
HOW MAY WE SERVE YOU PASTOR? 800 598-0872