The Relationship Between Pastoral Leadership Characteristics and Church Size and Growth

The Relationship Between Pastoral Leadership Characteristics and Church Size and Growth

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This research study investigated the leadership practices of pastors. The pastors were all senior pastors of churches in North Carolina and Virginia that were members of the Willow Creek Association. The study sought to determine if significant relationships existed between the pastors' leadership characteristics (the independent variables) and the size and growth of the churches (the dependent variables) under their leadership. Leadership practices were identified and quantified by use of Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). Church size and church growth measures were gleaned from a three-item demographic questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed based on the LPI's five leadership practices identified by Kouzes and Posner: Challenge the Process, Inspire a Shared Vision, Enable Others to Act, Model the Way, and Encourage the Heart. Correlational and multiple regression analysis of the 90 responses found significant relationships between Inspire a Shared Vision and 6-month proportional church growth, Model the Way and 4-year proportional church growth, Encourage the Heart and 6-month raw number church growth, and Encourage the Heart and 4-year raw number church growth. As such, this study has added to the bodies of knowledge of the complex issues of leadership and the local church as an organization.... Statistics 65 Hypotheses 67 Summary 76 CHAPTER 5. RESULTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND CONCLUSIONS 77 Discussion of Results 78 Practical Implications 79 Limitations 82 Recommendations for Future Research 83 Conclusion 86anbsp;...


Title:The Relationship Between Pastoral Leadership Characteristics and Church Size and Growth
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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