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Context, Culture and Clergy Satisfaction

The authors of this study posit two types of church communities: expressive local, and instrumental cosmopolitan. Expressive local congregations are defined as places where the well-being that comes from living the common life with the like-minded is valued. Instrumental cosmopolitan congregations value being part of a community of Christians who are working together to share the good news of the gospel. Their hypothesis is that clergy who learn to accommodate the community type they are called or assigned to serve will experience happiness in their vocation. In intensely-communal churches, clergy who are more cosmopolitan and instrumental in outlook must develop strategies to balance intense involvement in community life with personal time. You can explore this technical paper, produced by Jackson Carroll and Becky McMillan of Duke University and Penny Long Marler and Kristen Curtis of Samford University, with accompanying regression analysis tables, here: http://pulpitandpew.org/sites/all/themes/pulpitandpew/files/Terms%20of%2...

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