Tabulations: My pastor, My friend
August - September 2006
September 1, 2006

There are more than 300,000 senior pastors serving U.S. Protestant churches. A new survey examines the "unusual relational dynamics" of spiritual leaders.

61% Pastors who have "few close friends."
24% "Introverted" pastors serving "extroverted" ministries.
20% Pastors "dealing with a very difficult family situation."
17% Pastors who feel underappreciated.

Source: Barna Research Group, 2006 

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Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Executive Minister, Local Church Ministries
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