> Only one Methodist minister in 50 has stayed at any one church more than five years in the two decades since 1920.
> Two out of every five pastors move on to another parish every year; only one in four holds a church more than two years, only one in seven beyond three years.
> Average membership of all Methodist churches is 185, with 73% located in small towns or rural areas. Average Methodist minister's salary is $1,496 ($28.77 a week).
These statistics, released last week by the Methodist Division of Home...