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

45% experience work-related stress

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

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

Positive Findings

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

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

Fewer report working long hours, balanced with less vacation time

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

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

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