Leadership Journal recently asked its readers the question, "Have you experienced burnout in ministry?" The answers showed that burnout is nearly universal. Here's how the responses broke down:
18.2% - Yes, I'm fried to a crisp right now.
28.4% - Yes but I'm learning to endure despite the heat.
26.5% - Yes, in the past, but I made significant changes and it's gone now.
17.6% - I'm not sure if what I had was burnout or something else.
9.3% - No, I've never been burned out.
(ht: Leadership Journal, Winter 2014, p. 13)