When we are overwhelmed, the call that seemed so clear just a short time ago seems to vanish in the haze and ministry becomes a job instead of a joy.

Statistics

Statistics found below are from a number of different findings.  New Trails Ministry, Inc., does not contribute to the statistics with any of your information.

Negative Findings

28% have at least some functional difficulty from depressive symptoms - higher than a demographically-matched sample of U.S. adults

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Negative Findings

80% of respondents are currently obese or overweight

43% are obese-a much higher percentage than a demographically-matched sample of U.S. adults

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Negative Findings

7% suffer from depression as measured by frequency of depressive symptoms

13% are currently being treated for depression, managing their symptoms

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Negative Findings

45% experience work-related stress

Positive Findings

52% believe they are "on track" for a comfortable retirement

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

Fewer report working long hours, balanced with less vacation time

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

78% report they feel understood by family and friends

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

Double the amount of physical activity

4 1/2 hours of moderate activity per week vs. 2 1/4 hours

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

58% report high or very high levels of overall financial knowledge

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings