Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ten things you didn't know

Here's an interesting survey about leadership in larger churches. Although it's drawn from research in America, I think some of the characteristics are quite revealing.

In the process of moving I happened to mention that it can take up to 20 hours to prepare properly for a Sunday morning. This was greeted with some concern given that it represents half a typical working week for the average person. But in this survey at number five in the top ten list we read this:

In a 53-hour work week, megachurch senior pastors spend a full 19 hours in and preparing for preaching, teaching and worship, 9 hours in meetings--and 5 hours in intentional prayer and meditation.

I'm not saying it's not fair that I don't get to do this, but I wonder why it is that some parts of the church are afraid that their leaders might spend a significant proportion of their time in preparation.

It was also interesting to read that they are actively involved in sports and not thinking about quitting!

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