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Experiments in Finding Clergy for Small Parishes

This is a companion piece to the report written by Adair T. Lummis (here), and needs to be read side-by-side with it. Drawing from his experience working with clergy, judicatories, and churches, Loren Mead expands on the findings from Lummis's survey of middle judicatories. Key topics include clergy who accept small, rural churches and become invisible in denominational circles; the fact that seminary-trained clergy are culturally disconnected from rural and small-town congregants; clergy salary expectations and needs often price them out of the small church; and the absence of church-level perspective in the developing of solutions to the problems of small church survival. Read Mead's comments on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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