What Pastors/Leadership want to offer church members

What the pastor or significant church leaders wanted or considered important in being a pastor or church leader are as follows:

  • 82% felt that the ability to cast a convincing vision for the church is important.
  • 78% felt that the ability to develop confidence within the church is important.
  • 59% felt that the ability to bring harmony and contentment in the church is important.
  • 57% felt that the ability to encourage the church in effective stewardship is important.
  • 42% felt that the ability to lead a church in a good, effective, and godly direction is important.
  • 41% felt that the ability to offer caring and helpful guidance to members in need is important.
  • 39% felt that the ability to show the kindness of the church to children and youth is important.
  • 25% felt that the ability to carry out organization and programming is important.
  • 32% felt that the ability to bring about needed and helpful change in the church is important.
  • 26% felt that the ability to teach the Bible effectively is important.
  • 19% felt that the ability to model authentic faith and character for the church is important.

Compare this with what the customer wants:

The following were chosen in the list as what the congregation wanted or considered important in a pastor or church leader:

  • 78% felt that the ability to teach the Bible effectively is important.
  • 65% felt that the ability to show the kindness of the church to children and youth is important.
  • 61% felt that the ability to model authentic faith and character for the church is important.
  • 59% felt that the ability to offer caring and helpful guidance to members in need is important.
  • 45% felt that the ability to carry out good organization and programming is important.
  • 36% felt that the ability to cast a convincing vision for the church is important.
  • 28% felt that ability to lead a church in a good, effective, and godly direction is important.
  • 27% felt that the ability to develop confidence within the church is important.
  • 23% felt that the ability to bring harmony and contentment in the church is important.
  • 21% felt that the quality of the services “atmosphere” was more important and would keep them there. Thus, the power points and dramas were not as important to them as the hospitality and being connected!
  • 16% felt that the ability to bring about any needed change in the church is important.
  • 15% felt that the ability to encourage the church in effective stewardship is important

For more details of the research please refer to this website:

[Research from 1992- 2004, revised 2007 R. J. Krejcir Ph.D. Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development http://www.truespirituality.org/]

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