Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“BETRAYED: The Clergy Killer’s DNA”

By Mike McManus
April 24, 2014

Why are 1,500 clergy leaving pastoral ministry each month?

Many have been driven out by the “Clergy Killer Phenomenon.” As one pastor put it in a powerful new documentary, “BETRAYED: The Clergy Killer’s DNA,” “So many ministers are being destroyed by evil and evil people in the life of the church who are willing to take the throat out of the pastor.”

Another adds, “It may be one or two or eight to ten in a congregation who give themselves to evil purposes for their own narcissistic benefits.” A third asserted, “These people who act with viscous hearts are often called clergy killers.”

Sadly, they are effective. As one scholar put it, “Most people do not live a full career in the ministry.” In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 90% of clergy in all denominations will not stay in ministry long enough to reach the age of retirement!

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