Friday, September 16, 2011

Pastors Think Denominations Important, But Will Become Less So

By David Roach

A majority of pastors with denominational affiliation believe it is vital to be part of a denomination, but a majority also believe that the importance of identifying with a denomination will deminish over the next 10 years.

That is the finding fo a survey by LifeWay Research of more than 900 American Protestant pastors. The survey, conducted in March 2010, excluded pastors of non-denominational churches.

In response to the statement, "Personally, I consider it vital for me to be part of a denomination," three-quarters of pastors (76 percent) agree. That includes 57 percent who strongly agree and 19 percent who somewhat agree. Ten percent somewhat disagree and 14 percent stongly disagree while 1 percent don't know.

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Pat