A survey of 1,000 American Protestant pastors conducted by LifeWay Research in 2011, showed the following results:
- A full 98% answered that they feel privileged to be a pastor.
- More than half, 55%, answered that they are easily discouraged.
- 55% also answered that they feel lonely at times.
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) realizes the health of local churches rises and falls on its leadership and, therefore, desires to be of help to pastors. NAMB seeks to come alongside pastors to help strengthen their relationships with God, their families, their peers and their congregations.