Thom Rainer reports on a recent Lifeway study, and it isn’t good news for pastors. As it pertains to Rookie Pastors:
There was a significant pattern of discouragement related to the age of the pastor. The younger the pastor, the more likely he was to be discouraged.
Younger pastors were more likely to be lonely than older pastors.
You should read the entire post especially Rainer’s thoughts on what is driving the discouragement and loneliness.