U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Methodist Church Leader Survey

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CJ1DESCR

Current Job #1: Job description. (Q100L1)
  1) Secular work
  2) Solo pastor
  3) Senior pastor
  5) Solo pastor serving multiple congregations
  6) Associate/assistant pastor
  11) Other ministry

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Secular work 1 .7% .7% -1.4
Solo pastor 71 53% 53.7% -.64
Senior pastor 40 29.9% 83.6% .12
Solo pastor serving multiple congregations 19 14.2% 97.8% 1.64
Associate/assistant pastor 2 1.5% 99.3% 2.4
Other ministry 1 .7% 100% 6.21

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-59 60 or more TOTAL
Secular work 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Solo pastor 42.1%
8
47.4%
9
49.2%
30
69.7%
23
53.0%
70
Senior pastor 15.8%
3
47.4%
9
32.8%
20
24.2%
8
30.3%
40
Solo pastor serving multiple congregations 36.8%
7
5.3%
1
16.4%
10
3.0%
1
14.4%
19
Associate/assistant pastor 5.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
Other ministry 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.0%
1
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
19
100.0%
19
100.0%
61
100.0%
33

132


Education (I-EDUC)

Completed high school, Trade certificate, or Associate degree Bachelor's degree from a university or college Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree TOTAL
Secular work 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Solo pastor 38.5%
5
52.9%
36
57.7%
30
53.4%
71
Senior pastor 61.5%
8
26.5%
18
26.9%
14
30.1%
40
Solo pastor serving multiple congregations 0.0%
0
17.6%
12
13.5%
7
14.3%
19
Associate/assistant pastor 0.0%
0
2.9%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
Other ministry 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.9%
1
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
13
100.0%
68
100.0%
52

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Secular work 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Solo pastor 55.6%
50
50.0%
21
53.8%
71
Senior pastor 33.3%
30
21.4%
9
29.5%
39
Solo pastor serving multiple congregations 7.8%
7
28.6%
12
14.4%
19
Associate/assistant pastor 2.2%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
Other ministry 1.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
90
100.0%
42

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