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Characteristics in a Pastor

Respondents primarily want a pastor with “a welcoming spirit.” and administrative tasks were seen as somewhat less important.


Pastor Characteristics

Pastor Quality
% "very important"
Welcoming spirit
93%
Ability to connect scripture to the present
89%
Invites people into a personal relationship with Jesus
85%
Engaging preaching style
83%
Manages parish resources effectively
81%
Communicates parish priorities
73%
Values input from laity
73%
Challenges people to live a life of discipleship
71%