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This is the archived website of Pulpit & Pew, a now-completed interdenominational research project funded by Lilly Endowment to assess the state of the pastorate in the United States.

Jonathan Goldstein
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Duke Divinity School
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Pulpit & Pew

This is the archived website of Pulpit & Pew, a now-completed interdenominational research project funded by Lilly Endowment to assess the state of the pastorate in the United States. Based at Duke Divinity School, Pulpit & Pew among other things conducted a nationwide pastor survey, the largest such survey ever conducted of U.S. pastoral leaders, which served as the basis for numerous books and papers. Lasting from 2001 to 2004, the project was the first of several Duke Divinity initiatives on pastoral leadership funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. The site contains various reports in PDF format and a variety of preliminary research articles, lectures, sermons and other articles.

For more information and commentary on pastoral leadership, visit Faith & Leadership, the website of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Pulpit & Pew was an interdenominational research project funded by Lilly Endowment basically to assess the state of the pastorate in the U.S. Based at the divinity school, the project was directed by then-professor Jack Carroll. The largest component of the project was a nationwide pastor survey, conducted in 2001, which served as the basis for Carroll’s book, "God’s Potters." In addition, as project director, Carroll commissioned several small reports on various issues such as pastor pay, clergy supply, media and ministry, and more. These smaller reports were all self-published by the project in print form and posted on the website in PDF format. The project also produced “Resurrecting Excellence” by L. Gregory Jones and Kevin Armstrong, "Pastors in Transition" by Dean Hoge and other books.

The site was launched in 2002, with site development led primarily by John James, who was serving as project coordinator for Pulpit & Pew, with assistance from David Reid, then director of communications for the divinity school.

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