Top 5 Reasons Why Pastors Quit

In the Fall of 2015, a study was conducted wherein 734 former senior pastors were asked why they quit the pastorate before age 65.

40% cited a change in their calling.

25% cited conflict in their local church.

19% cited that they were burned out.

12% cited personal finances.

12% cited family issues.

Other studies have cited a personal conviction that the modern pastorate in its present form isn’t what God intended or ordained.