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Generational Differences Change the Way Congregations Function

Younger clergy differ from their elders in several key respects. Younger clergy do not assume power comes from position, nor do they ascribe authority to denominational higher-ups. They are more eager to form partnerships across denominational boundaries. They are more inclined to insist on strong boundaries between work time and leisure time. They are ambivalent in their attitudes toward denominational structures. Read more about the changes younger generations of clergy are bringing to the church. The author also offers commentary about the generational differences and similarities in the secular workplace.

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