Why more pastors suddenly want to quit: The inside story on preacher burnout


An increasing number of pastors have reported considering quitting their jobs. What's driving this trend — and what can believers and parishioners do to help stem the tide?

Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair explores this important issue, what the data has to say, and how preachers' own spiritual practices serve as an important barrier to burnout. He recently reported on Barna data suggesting that pastors who prioritize self-care are less likely to consider quitting. 

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