It’s a Tough Job

hallPeacemaker Ministries reveals nearly 75 percent of ministers feel so mentally burned out that they regularly consider leaving the ministry, and 40 percent actually do leave the ministry in less than five years.

Jonathan Grenz in the Journal of Youth Ministry, the career life expectancy of a youth minister is 7.8 years. Len Kageler, in his 2006 study of 373 youth ministers, reports the average stay of a youth minister to be 3.7 to 4.8 years.