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The Clergy Job Market: What are the opportunities for ministry in the 21st century?

An article by Patricia Chang, Assistant Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Associate Research Professor of Sociology, Boston College.  You can also read the research summary of this same topic.

What do lay people want in Pastors?  
Find out by reading the summary of a study conducted by Adair Lummis.

"Field Notes" from the Christian Ministry
A collection of 24 brief articles addressing congregational issues from the point of view of a congregational consultant.

Pastoral Leadership Project/Pulpit & Pew
The Ormond Center of Duke Divinity School is currently undertaking a large-scale, four-year project entitled Pulpit and Pew, focused on strengthening the quality of pastoral leadership. This project, directed by Jackson W. Carroll, is a collection of studies aimed at assessing the current state of pastoral leadership, both ordained and lay professional. The resources listed below were generated out of this study.  For more information about this project, visit the Pastoral Leadership web site.

Research Reports From This Project:

Women's Path Into Ministry: Six Major Studies
By Edward C. Lehman, Jr.

How Much Should We Pay the Pastor?: A Fresh Look at Clergy Salaries in the 21st Century
By Becky R. McMillan and Matthew J. Price

What Do Lay People Want in Pastors?  Answers from Lay Search Committee Chairs and Regional Judicatory Leaders
By Adair T. Lummis

National Clergy Survey Articles

"How do Pastors Practice Leadership?" by Jackson W. Carroll

"What do Clergy do all Week?" by Becky R. McMillan

"First-and Second-Career Clergy: Some Comparisons and Questions" by Jackson W. Carroll

Additional Articles from the Pulpit and Pew Project

The View from Pulpit & Pew: Provocative Findings on Pastoral Leadership in the 21st Century
By Becky McMillan, presentation to the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry (SACEM), February 21, 2003

"It's Okay to Go There: The Place of Friendship in Ministry"
From Divinity, the alumni magazine of Duke Divinity School, Winter, 2003

Who Should Be Our Pastors?
By Melissa Wiginton, Director, Ministry Programs and the Partnership for Excellence, The Fund for Theological Education, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - January 8, 2003

"Which Way to Clergy Health?"
From Divinity, the alumni magazine of Duke Divinity School, Fall 2002

The More Things Change...": Pastoral Leadership for the 21st Century
The Earnest Cadman Colwell Lecture at The Claremont School of Theology, September 12, 2002, by Jackson W. Carroll, Director, Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership Duke Divinity School

"Leadership in a Time of Change"
Circuit Rider, July/August 2002, by Jackson W. Carroll
Director, Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership Duke Divinity School

"Market and Mission: Competing Visions for Transforming Ministry"
Kenneth L. Carder, Resident Bishop, Mississippi Conference, United Methodist Church

"At Cross Purposes? Clergy Salaries: Market and Mission"
Becky R. McMillan, Associate Director, Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership, Duke Divinity School and Matthew A. Price, Director of Analytical Research
The Church Pension Group, Episcopal Church

Find a full list of articles at the Pulpit & Pew web site.



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