Jump directly to the content
Mar 22, 2010

New Research on Pastors, Seminary, and Staff Requirements

My "Monday is for Missiology" post is a bit delayed as I rest up and recover. (I've been whining about my illness via Twitter.)

This morning, the Christian Post ran our new research. You can read their story here.

I think it is interesting how strongly pastors value their theological education:

The telephone survey of more than 1,000 Protestant pastors shows two-thirds have obtained at least a Master's degree, and 71 percent strongly agree that they regularly use things they learned in their seminary classes.

Among the surveyed pastors, 85 percent say they have taken seminary classes, and 96 percent of that group say they would repeat those seminary classes if "they had it to do over again."

Also, the requirements for staff show how important experience has become in church hiring.

Related Topics:None
Posted:March 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Comments

Please read our comment policy before you weigh in, and then feel free to comment.
To add a comment you need to be a registered user or Christianity Today subscriber.
or
Subscribe
or

More From This Blog

Police Matter: Some Reflections on the NYC Police Murders

Police Matter: Some Reflections on the NYC Police Murders

We can support the police and talk about how to make policing better at the same time.
Some Churches Should Die and Stay Dead

Some Churches Should Die and Stay Dead

How replanting could be the best answer for a dying church
Morning Roundup 12/22/14

Morning Roundup 12/22/14

Pastors and Mental Illness; Rejecting Jesus; Anti-Elder:
Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak

Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak

A brief summary of #ATimeToSpeak at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.

Follow Ed Stetzer

Exchange Logo

Cast: Ed Stetzer

Tags:

Read ED Stetzer's Books

See All

Follow Christianity Today

Christianity Today
New Research on Pastors, Seminary, and Staff Requirements