Pastors of larger churches more likely to prioritize counseling and discipleship, new study says
While a majority of Protestant pastors prioritize counseling and discipleship among their ministry meetings, pastors of larger churches are more likely to invest in these meetings, according to the results of a new study by LifeWay Research.
The Nashville-based researchers asked 1,000 Protestant pastors if they regularly have six types of common ministry meetings to: counsel church members; encourage members to step into leadership roles; meet individuals one-on-one to personally disciple them; meet with visitors or new attendees; lead a small group Bible study; or meet with two or three individuals together to personally disciple them.
While it was found that a significant majority of the pastors had at least one of these meetings a week, pastors of churches with attendance of 100 to 249 and those with 250 or more were found to be more likely to say they have meetings for counseling and...
This is an interesting article. Oh, you will note that it doesn't say church is supposed to be an arm of the Republican or Democratic party, it is not there to make a pastor wealthy, but one of its major functions is to give the opportunity for each Christian to use his God-given gifts
https://tinyurl.com/y2hqfwub (Lesson 27: Christâ€™s Purpose for His Church (Ephesians 4:7-10))