Barna Group: What People Want in a PASTOR

The following research is based on the survey of Barna Group, What People Want (1997).

We asked 100 people of the most important qualities of the pastor, and they answered:
1. Makes decisions which are in the best interests of the people, even if those decisions might not be popular (29%)
2. Trains and develop other leaders to help (27%)
3. Strives things in church to be done right (14%)
4. Does not impose his personal opinion (13%)
5. Motivates people to get involved (9%)
6. Negotiates a compromise when there is conflict (3%)
7. Supervises the work of staff people (3%)
8. Manages the day-to-day details and operations of the group they lead (1%)
9. Creates the plans necessary to implement the vision (1%)

2 Responses to Barna Group: What People Want in a PASTOR

  1. Isara Mo
    Isara Mo July 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    Is it what people in a pastor or what Jesus want in a pastor…?

  2. Dr Lee R. Martin July 11, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    This data is suspect for two reasons: 1. The survey questions are not listed. 2. The survey is 22 years old, which makes it irrelevant today. Other surveys of parishioners have indicated that spirituality is the first qualification desired for one’s pastor.

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