In the church I grew up in the "youth group" of my teenage years had around the time of my high school graduation a half dozen young men (including myself) sense a "call to ministry". In 2010 other than myself I know of two others from that group that areactually serving in vocational ministry at a church. One of those felt this "call to ministry" more recently as an adult. So what happened? There was no scandal they just simply did not follow througha and this probably for the better if they were never truly "called to the ministry" in the first place. Here is an excerpt from an article by Anthony Bradley of World Magazine that brought me back to those brothers and sheds some light.
"I have several friends from my seminary days who are now not only out of vocational ministry altogether but also working in vocations that are completely disconnected from the church. Many are finally, at nearly 40 years old, working in vocations that they originally set out to do before they were misdirected by the whispers of church people who confuse spiritual maturity and vibrancy in young men with a “call to ministry.” This trend actually reveals the sad state of an American evangelical gynocentric church: Spiritually interested young men are the exception rather than the expectation."
You can read the rest of the article HERE. By the way, the term "gynocentric" refers to a system or culture where the perceptions, needs, and desires of women have primacy and where those of a man are ignored.