10 reasons why some young pastors are tempted to quit

December 20, 2008

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There are so many young pastors who have experienced issues in ministry that almost led so many to quit. I know many young pastors who have struggled with this issue. They have almost gone down this road. One thing that keeps them in ministry is the fear of what to do next.
Please share your thoughts on this matter. Many will grow from your thoughts and your journey.

1. Politics.

2. Backstabbing.

3. Haters.

4. Jealousy.

5. Insecure supervisors.

6. Maintenance ministry.

7. Lack of innovation.

8. There is no connection with the culture.

9. No clear vision.

10. Lack of professionalism.



  1. Oh so true. You have laid out a great argument for the temptation. My prayer is that you and my other colleagues don’t fall to the temptation. Please know God has called because He knows he has prepared you!

  2. Pastor Ben

    Thanks so much for taking the time to articulate concerns for young pastors in pastoral ministry.
    Very well thought out. Ben, you are appreciated. You have a passion and drive for ministry. We value you very much as part of the preordained team.

    May God bless you and your family. We continue to keep your mother in our prayers.


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