Congregational Ministry, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sequence number (SEQNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1434717.486414
2) Lay respondent identification number (LAYID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL722468.046284
3) Church work type (CWTYPE)
TOTAL%
0) Laity72450.5
1) Clergy33323.2
2) Teacher31622.0
3) Lay worker614.3
TOTAL1434100.0
4) Church work status (CWTYPE and CWSTATUS combined from Panels 851 and 861) (Category labels are found in the attached summary document.) (CWSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1001) 22331.4
1002) 121.7
1003) 314.4
1006) 152.1
1007) 10.1
1011) 81.1
1012) 142.0
1013) 20.3
1014) 10.1
1022) 60.8
1032) 10.1
1033) 20.3
1061) 152.1
1072) 20.3
2001) 18926.6
2002) 324.5
2003) 517.2
2005) 243.4
2006) 131.8
2009) 71.0
3012) 111.5
3014) 101.4
3015) 365.1
3017) 40.6
Missing724 
TOTAL710100.0
5) Church work identification number (CWNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL709790.817481
6) Church work identification block (combination of CWSTATUS and CWNO) (CWID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL71016220072.2086399501
7) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People are friendly to strangers and newcomers. (AGREE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree382.7
2) Somewhat disagree16811.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1158.0
4) Somewhat agree74552.0
5) Strongly agree36625.5
9) No opinion10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1433100.0
8) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People help each other in times of trouble. (AGREE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree171.2
2) Somewhat disagree725.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1258.7
4) Somewhat agree73851.5
5) Strongly agree47232.9
9) No opinion90.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1433100.0
9) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - The members have a voice in making important decisions. (AGREE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree382.7
2) Somewhat disagree1248.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1399.7
4) Somewhat agree54438.0
5) Strongly agree57540.2
9) No opinion100.7
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
10) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People feel free to disagree openly with each other on matters of policy. (AGREE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree604.2
2) Somewhat disagree20514.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree22515.7
4) Somewhat agree60442.2
5) Strongly agree31121.7
9) No opinion261.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
11) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People share God's love in what they do for and with each other. (AGREE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree110.8
2) Somewhat disagree1218.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree20614.4
4) Somewhat agree73051.0
5) Strongly agree35724.9
9) No opinion60.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
12) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - There are cliques or exclusive groups which make one feel unwelcome. (AGREE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree24717.2
2) Somewhat disagree31822.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree28319.8
4) Somewhat agree40828.5
5) Strongly agree15610.9
9) No opinion201.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1432100.0
13) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People feel free to disagree openly with the pastor. (AGREE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1087.6
2) Somewhat disagree27919.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree26018.2
4) Somewhat agree55338.8
5) Strongly agree18813.2
9) No opinion392.7
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
14) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People are open to new experiences and ideas. (AGREE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1077.5
2) Somewhat disagree34123.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree20614.4
4) Somewhat agree60542.2
5) Strongly agree16411.4
9) No opinion110.8
TOTAL1434100.0
15) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People care for one another in a way that is qualitatively better than I have experienced in other groups. (AGREE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree735.1
2) Somewhat disagree20214.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree38426.8
4) Somewhat agree48433.8
5) Strongly agree25417.7
9) No opinion352.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1432100.0
16) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - The pastor dominates our congregational decisions. (AGREE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30421.3
2) Somewhat disagree40328.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree27018.9
4) Somewhat agree29620.7
5) Strongly agree1289.0
9) No opinion261.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
17) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People are relaxed and comfortable with each other. (AGREE11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree201.4
2) Somewhat disagree15510.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree20414.3
4) Somewhat agree74452.1
5) Strongly agree30121.1
9) No opinion50.3
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
18) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People speak about experiences of the continuing action or presence of God. (AGREE12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree594.1
2) Somewhat disagree24517.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree33023.1
4) Somewhat agree61843.3
5) Strongly agree15610.9
9) No opinion191.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
19) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - People laugh and joke and have a good time even when engaged in serious business matters. (AGREE13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree533.7
2) Somewhat disagree16511.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree24817.4
4) Somewhat agree63444.4
5) Strongly agree29520.7
9) No opinion322.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
20) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - Reaching out to unchurched people is a high priority. (AGREE14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17212.1
2) Somewhat disagree33423.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree28419.9
4) Somewhat agree42429.7
5) Strongly agree20514.4
9) No opinion80.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
21) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - The people who have joined have done so primarily because it is Missouri Synod. (AGREE15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree18513.0
2) Somewhat disagree35624.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree34424.1
4) Somewhat agree33723.6
5) Strongly agree956.7
9) No opinion1117.8
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
22) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - The pastor is available whenever members need him. (AGREE16)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree392.7
2) Somewhat disagree1007.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1047.3
4) Somewhat agree42729.9
5) Strongly agree74252.0
9) No opinion161.1
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
23) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - Helping people in need who are not members of the congregation is a high priority. (AGREE17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15510.8
2) Somewhat disagree31321.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree36725.7
4) Somewhat agree43830.7
5) Strongly agree1228.5
9) No opinion342.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
24) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - Our Christian beliefs and practices are typical of the majority of people in our community. (AGREE18)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree18713.1
2) Somewhat disagree37426.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree27018.9
4) Somewhat agree43630.5
5) Strongly agree1158.1
9) No opinion463.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
25) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - The educational program for children is a program of high priority. (AGREE19)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree402.8
2) Somewhat disagree1107.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1409.8
4) Somewhat agree46832.8
5) Strongly agree65746.0
9) No opinion120.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
26) After reading the following statement, decide on the extent to which you agree or disagree with it - Members turn to each other for help as often as they turn to the pastor. (AGREE20)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree574.0
2) Somewhat disagree20214.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree31622.1
4) Somewhat agree57340.2
5) Strongly agree19413.6
9) No opinion856.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
27) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that deepens members' understanding of the Bible, the Church, and the Christian tradition. (IMPORT1)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat important473.3
3) Very important30421.2
4) Extremely important108175.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1432100.0
28) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that nurtures, uplifts, and strengthens individuals to carry on their daily lives. (IMPORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance30.2
2) Somewhat important231.6
3) Very important24717.3
4) Extremely important115880.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
29) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that challenges members to relate the Gospel to the issues and situations that confront them. (IMPORT3)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance110.8
2) Somewhat important845.9
3) Very important37426.1
4) Extremely important96267.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
30) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that helps members share each other's faith, doubt, joy and sorrow. (IMPORT4)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance221.5
2) Somewhat important18012.6
3) Very important46332.4
4) Extremely important76553.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
31) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that reaffirms the familiar traditions of your religious heritage, e.g., hymns, liturgy, sacraments, etc. (IMPORT5)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance282.0
2) Somewhat important33723.5
3) Very important47633.2
4) Extremely important59241.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1433100.0
32) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that deepens members' understanding of the Bible, the Church, and the Christian tradition. (SATISF1)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied594.1
2) Somewhat satisfied34924.4
3) Very satisfied57740.3
4) Extremely satisfied44531.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
33) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that nurtures, uplifts, and strengthens individuals to carry on their daily lives. (SATISF2)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied795.5
2) Somewhat satisfied34924.5
3) Very satisfied58641.1
4) Extremely satisfied41328.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
34) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that challenges members to relate the Gospel to the issues and situations that confront them. (SATISF3)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied926.4
2) Somewhat satisfied47833.4
3) Very satisfied55538.8
4) Extremely satisfied30621.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
35) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that helps members share each other's faith, doubt, joy and sorrow. (SATISF4)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1188.3
2) Somewhat satisfied53737.6
3) Very satisfied51335.9
4) Extremely satisfied25918.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
36) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that reaffirms the familiar traditions of your religious heritage, e.g., hymns, liturgy, sacraments, etc. (SATISF5)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied694.8
2) Somewhat satisfied30921.6
3) Very satisfied62843.9
4) Extremely satisfied42529.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
37) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that expresses the Gospel in contemporary language and forms. (IMPORT21)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance614.3
2) Somewhat important35024.7
3) Very important56439.8
4) Extremely important44131.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
38) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing worship that helps members express their joy and thanksgiving for God's gifts to them. (IMPORT22)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance80.6
2) Somewhat important966.8
3) Very important51336.1
4) Extremely important80456.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
39) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Encouraging members to view their daily life and work as a place for ministry. (IMPORT23)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance70.5
2) Somewhat important926.5
3) Very important45131.8
4) Extremely important86961.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1419100.0
40) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Carrying out acts of charity to needy persons. (IMPORT24)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance110.8
2) Somewhat important15611.0
3) Very important60942.8
4) Extremely important64745.5
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
41) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Involvement in community issues. (IMPORT25)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance17912.6
2) Somewhat important62544.1
3) Very important44031.1
4) Extremely important17312.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1417100.0
42) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Supporting the world mission of the Church through study and giving. (IMPORT26)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance181.3
2) Somewhat important17012.0
3) Very important60842.8
4) Extremely important62644.0
Missing12 
TOTAL1422100.0
43) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Encouraging members to understand and act on the relationship of the Christian faith to social, political and economic issues. (IMPORT27)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance835.8
2) Somewhat important42229.7
3) Very important59642.0
4) Extremely important31822.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1419100.0
44) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the unchurched. (IMPORT28)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance161.1
2) Somewhat important674.7
3) Very important27119.1
4) Extremely important106775.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
45) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing for the guidance and growth of members' spiritual life. (IMPORT31)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance30.2
2) Somewhat important483.4
3) Very important30821.6
4) Extremely important106574.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
46) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Helping members develop practices of prayer and meditation. (IMPORT32)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance120.8
2) Somewhat important1268.8
3) Very important54338.1
4) Extremely important74352.2
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
47) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Helping members develop a stronger personal relationship with God. (IMPORT33)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance60.4
2) Somewhat important382.7
3) Very important32022.5
4) Extremely important105874.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1422100.0
48) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Helping members to encounter God in serving persons. (IMPORT34)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance221.6
2) Somewhat important15611.1
3) Very important60442.9
4) Extremely important62644.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1408100.0
49) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that expresses the Gospel in contemporary language and forms. (SATISF21)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied916.4
2) Somewhat satisfied41529.4
3) Very satisfied62144.0
4) Extremely satisfied28520.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
50) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing worship that helps members express their joy and thanksgiving for God's gifts to them. (SATISF22)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied614.3
2) Somewhat satisfied36625.8
3) Very satisfied64545.5
4) Extremely satisfied34624.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1418100.0
51) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Encouraging members to view their daily life and work as a place for ministry. (SATISF23)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied866.1
2) Somewhat satisfied49735.1
3) Very satisfied58741.5
4) Extremely satisfied24617.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
52) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Carrying out acts of charity to needy persons. (SATISF24)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied654.6
2) Somewhat satisfied43230.4
3) Very satisfied61943.6
4) Extremely satisfied30321.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1419100.0
53) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Involvement in community issues. (SATISF25)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied19814.0
2) Somewhat satisfied59642.2
3) Very satisfied46733.1
4) Extremely satisfied15110.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
54) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Supporting the world mission of the Church through study and giving. (SATISF26)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1057.4
2) Somewhat satisfied51836.5
3) Very satisfied57640.5
4) Extremely satisfied22215.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
55) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Encouraging members to understand and act on the relationship of the Christian faith to social, political and economic issues. (SATISF27)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied16511.7
2) Somewhat satisfied60943.0
3) Very satisfied51836.6
4) Extremely satisfied1248.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
56) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the unchurched. (SATISF28)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied21515.2
2) Somewhat satisfied61743.5
3) Very satisfied44531.4
4) Extremely satisfied14210.0
Missing15 
TOTAL1419100.0
57) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing for the guidance and growth of members' spiritual life. (SATISF31)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied835.8
2) Somewhat satisfied41529.2
3) Very satisfied60942.8
4) Extremely satisfied31522.2
Missing12 
TOTAL1422100.0
58) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Helping members develop practices of prayer and meditation. (SATISF32)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied16111.3
2) Somewhat satisfied58941.4
3) Very satisfied51736.4
4) Extremely satisfied15410.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
59) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Helping members develop a stronger personal relationship with God. (SATISF33)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied946.6
2) Somewhat satisfied46032.4
3) Very satisfied62644.1
4) Extremely satisfied23816.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1418100.0
60) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Helping members to encounter God in serving persons. (SATISF34)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied997.1
2) Somewhat satisfied60042.8
3) Very satisfied54538.8
4) Extremely satisfied15911.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1403100.0
61) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Developing fellowship opportunities in which members can be with and get to know one another. (IMPORT41)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance110.8
2) Somewhat important18312.9
3) Very important71550.2
4) Extremely important51436.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
62) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Encouraging members to care for and support one another. (IMPORT42)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance60.4
2) Somewhat important1148.0
3) Very important63944.9
4) Extremely important66446.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
63) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing pastoral care and counseling to help members deal with their problems. (IMPORT43)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance100.7
2) Somewhat important725.0
3) Very important53337.4
4) Extremely important81156.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
64) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing a caring ministry to sick and shut-in persons. (IMPORT44)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance60.4
2) Somewhat important433.0
3) Very important45131.8
4) Extremely important92064.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1420100.0
65) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Educating and challenging members to support the work of the Church. (IMPORT51)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance100.7
2) Somewhat important916.4
3) Very important56339.5
4) Extremely important76053.4
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
66) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Helping members understand and view their use of money, time and talents in all areas of their life as expressions of Christian stewardship. (IMPORT52)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance80.6
2) Somewhat important1278.9
3) Very important54138.0
4) Extremely important74752.5
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
67) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Helping members understand their Christian responsibility for the care, development and conservation of the earth's natural resources. (IMPORT53)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance976.8
2) Somewhat important48133.9
3) Very important55539.1
4) Extremely important28720.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1420100.0
68) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Teaching children about the Bible, the church and the Christian tradition. (IMPORT61)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance10.1
2) Somewhat important251.8
3) Very important20614.5
4) Extremely important119183.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
69) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing education for youth that encourages an open search for a faith that makes sense of their lives. (IMPORT62)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance282.0
2) Somewhat important765.4
3) Very important36425.9
4) Extremely important93766.7
Missing29 
TOTAL1405100.0
70) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing fellowship opportunities for youth to be together in a Christian context. (IMPORT63)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance80.6
2) Somewhat important684.8
3) Very important53637.6
4) Extremely important81457.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
71) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing educational events that allow children, youth and adults to share with each other in a common setting. (IMPORT64)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance332.3
2) Somewhat important27819.5
3) Very important60542.5
4) Extremely important50835.7
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
72) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Developing fellowship opportunities in which members can be with and get to know one another. (SATISF41)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied966.8
2) Somewhat satisfied44431.4
3) Very satisfied59141.8
4) Extremely satisfied28420.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1415100.0
73) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Encouraging members to care for and support one another. (SATISF42)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied795.6
2) Somewhat satisfied51836.5
3) Very satisfied61743.5
4) Extremely satisfied20414.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1418100.0
74) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing pastoral care and counseling to help members deal with their problems. (SATISF43)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied805.6
2) Somewhat satisfied36825.9
3) Very satisfied58541.2
4) Extremely satisfied38627.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1419100.0
75) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing a caring ministry to sick and shut-in persons. (SATISF44)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied483.4
2) Somewhat satisfied28219.9
3) Very satisfied55038.9
4) Extremely satisfied53537.8
Missing19 
TOTAL1415100.0
76) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Educating and challenging members to support the work of the Church. (SATISF51)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1268.9
2) Somewhat satisfied52036.7
3) Very satisfied55038.8
4) Extremely satisfied22115.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1417100.0
77) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Helping members understand and view their use of money, time and talents in all areas of their life as expressions of Christian stewardship. (SATISF52)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1349.4
2) Somewhat satisfied53237.4
3) Very satisfied56439.7
4) Extremely satisfied19113.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
78) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Helping members understand their Christian responsibility for the care, development and conservation of the earth's natural resources. (SATISF53)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied24217.1
2) Somewhat satisfied65846.4
3) Very satisfied40728.7
4) Extremely satisfied1107.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1417100.0
79) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Teaching children about the Bible, the church and the Christian tradition. (SATISF61)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied402.8
2) Somewhat satisfied21215.0
3) Very satisfied60042.3
4) Extremely satisfied56539.9
Missing17 
TOTAL1417100.0
80) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing education for youth that encourages an open search for a faith that makes sense of their lives. (SATISF62)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1369.7
2) Somewhat satisfied45832.8
3) Very satisfied50636.2
4) Extremely satisfied29821.3
Missing36 
TOTAL1398100.0
81) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing fellowship opportunities for youth to be together in a Christian context. (SATISF63)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied1319.2
2) Somewhat satisfied42930.2
3) Very satisfied50335.4
4) Extremely satisfied35725.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1420100.0
82) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing educational events that allow children, youth and adults to share with each other in a common setting. (SATISF64)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied24517.2
2) Somewhat satisfied59141.6
3) Very satisfied41729.3
4) Extremely satisfied16911.9
Missing12 
TOTAL1422100.0
83) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing adult education that teaches about the Bible, the Church and the Christian tradition. (IMPORT65)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance30.2
2) Somewhat important402.8
3) Very important35625.0
4) Extremely important102672.0
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
84) How important should the following task be in your congregation - Providing adult education that deals with contemporary issues, topics and problems. (IMPORT66)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no importance513.6
2) Somewhat important24217.0
3) Very important61142.8
4) Extremely important52236.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
85) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing adult education that teaches about the Bible, the church and the Christian tradition. (SATISF65)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied594.1
2) Somewhat satisfied30121.1
3) Very satisfied58641.1
4) Extremely satisfied48133.7
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
86) How satisfied are you with your congregation's current performance on the following task - Providing adult education that deals with contemporary issues, topics and problems. (SATISF66)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied18212.8
2) Somewhat satisfied54137.9
3) Very satisfied47133.0
4) Extremely satisfied23316.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
87) How much do agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There's an ample opportunity for members to make known their concerns and hopes for the congregation to leaders and other members. (AGRCON1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree402.8
2) Somewhat disagree16011.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree14310.0
4) Somewhat agree58440.8
5) Strongly agree48734.1
9) No opinion161.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
88) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Members are well informed about the activities taking place in the congregation. (AGRCON2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree483.4
2) Somewhat disagree19713.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree15110.6
4) Somewhat agree55038.5
5) Strongly agree48033.6
9) No opinion10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
89) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Members are well informed about what the various committees and groups in the congregation are doing. (AGRCON3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree916.4
2) Somewhat disagree35825.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree26318.4
4) Somewhat agree49634.7
5) Strongly agree21815.3
9) No opinion20.1
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
90) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The community around the church is well informed about the activities taking place in the congregation. (AGRCON4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29120.4
2) Somewhat disagree47032.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree29920.9
4) Somewhat agree26718.7
5) Strongly agree634.4
9) No opinion382.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
91) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Members are well informed about the concerns, needs and activities of the neighborhood/community around the church. (AGRCON5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree24016.8
2) Somewhat disagree47633.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree28820.1
4) Somewhat agree31622.1
5) Strongly agree715.0
9) No opinion402.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1431100.0
92) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The congregation has a clear statement of goals. (AGRCON6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15811.1
2) Somewhat disagree25718.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree21314.9
4) Somewhat agree47433.2
5) Strongly agree30321.2
9) No opinion241.7
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
93) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The congregation has a plan for meeting its goals. (AGRCON7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17612.3
2) Somewhat disagree28019.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree25117.6
4) Somewhat agree45331.7
5) Strongly agree23816.7
9) No opinion292.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
94) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Study of the needs of the congregation is regularly undertaken as the basis for church planning. (AGRCON8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17011.9
2) Somewhat disagree29120.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree23516.4
4) Somewhat agree43930.7
5) Strongly agree25317.7
9) No opinion412.9
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
95) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Study of the needs of the community is regularly undertaken as the basis for church planning. (AGRCON9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38326.8
2) Somewhat disagree44831.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree29220.4
4) Somewhat agree19013.3
5) Strongly agree443.1
9) No opinion735.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
96) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Committee and group chairpersons regularly attempt to discover how members feel about the way their committee or group is functioning. (AGRCON10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27319.1
2) Somewhat disagree42329.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree31121.8
4) Somewhat agree30821.6
5) Strongly agree563.9
9) No opinion553.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
97) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There is a regular process for laypersons to give feedback to the pastor about his performance. (AGRCON11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33523.5
2) Somewhat disagree37726.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree30221.2
4) Somewhat agree24016.8
5) Strongly agree986.9
9) No opinion745.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
98) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Those who make important decisions about the life of our church consistently represent the thinking of the majority of members. (AGRCON12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1218.5
2) Somewhat disagree24917.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree29320.5
4) Somewhat agree56239.3
5) Strongly agree17011.9
9) No opinion342.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
99) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Important decisions about the life of the church are rarely made without being openly discussed and debated by a broad spectrum of church leaders and members. (AGRCON13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1067.4
2) Somewhat disagree22615.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree21014.7
4) Somewhat agree48734.1
5) Strongly agree37126.0
9) No opinion282.0
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
100) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The theological and biblical implications of important decisions are always thoroughly and explicitly discussed. (AGRCON14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1329.3
2) Somewhat disagree26818.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree26918.9
4) Somewhat agree45732.0
5) Strongly agree24717.3
9) No opinion533.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
101) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - It can't be said of our church that "some members seem to have a lot more influence over policy than others." (AGRCON15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30621.4
2) Somewhat disagree45131.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree24016.8
4) Somewhat agree27219.0
5) Strongly agree1248.7
9) No opinion352.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
102) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The congregation has an effective stewardship program. (AGRCON16)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16211.4
2) Somewhat disagree30821.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree29620.8
4) Somewhat agree47033.0
5) Strongly agree17312.1
9) No opinion171.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
103) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The congregation has an effective program of new member recruitment. (AGRCON17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22515.7
2) Somewhat disagree45031.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree30321.2
4) Somewhat agree35124.6
5) Strongly agree795.5
9) No opinion211.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
104) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Lay leaders are provided the training they need for their committee and task assignments. (AGRCON18)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19813.9
2) Somewhat disagree39827.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree33123.2
4) Somewhat agree37626.3
5) Strongly agree825.7
9) No opinion433.0
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
105) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Members are encouraged to discover their particular gifts for ministry and service to the church and provided the necessary training and resources to develop them. (AGRCON19)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree14910.4
2) Somewhat disagree35324.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree29520.7
4) Somewhat agree44631.3
5) Strongly agree15510.9
9) No opinion282.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
106) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - It's important in our congregation for the pastor to participate regularly in continuing education. (AGRCON20)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1007.0
2) Somewhat disagree17011.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree25417.8
4) Somewhat agree45031.5
5) Strongly agree42029.4
9) No opinion362.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
107) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - It's easy to summarize for visitors and non-members how our congregation differs from other congregations in the area. (AGRCON21)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree664.6
2) Somewhat disagree23816.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree34023.8
4) Somewhat agree52136.4
5) Strongly agree21715.2
9) No opinion483.4
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
108) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There's common agreement among members as to what our congregation stands for. (AGRCON22)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree584.1
2) Somewhat disagree24216.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree29820.9
4) Somewhat agree57540.2
5) Strongly agree22415.7
9) No opinion322.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
109) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There are clear expectations for being a member of this church. (AGRCON23)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1017.1
2) Somewhat disagree31722.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree33223.3
4) Somewhat agree46132.4
5) Strongly agree19113.4
9) No opinion211.5
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
110) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - When I think of this congregation, I usually think of "we" rather than "they." (AGRCON24)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree775.4
2) Somewhat disagree1299.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree15010.5
4) Somewhat agree47833.4
5) Strongly agree57940.5
9) No opinion171.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1430100.0
111) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Disagreements and conflicts are dealt with openly rather than hushed up or hidden behind closed doors. (AGRCON25)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1329.3
2) Somewhat disagree30321.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree29921.0
4) Somewhat agree47733.5
5) Strongly agree16711.7
9) No opinion483.4
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
112) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The predominant attitude of the membership is that conflict and disagreement can be a positive force toward growth rather than something to be avoided or suppressed. (AGRCON26)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1278.9
2) Somewhat disagree35925.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree37926.6
4) Somewhat agree37426.2
5) Strongly agree1117.8
9) No opinion765.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
113) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There's considerable acceptance and appreciation of differing opinions and beliefs among members. (AGRCON27)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1258.8
2) Somewhat disagree37626.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree33023.1
4) Somewhat agree44331.0
5) Strongly agree1097.6
9) No opinion443.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
114) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - All things considered, our church appears much the same today as it did 10 years ago. (AGRCON28)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27719.4
2) Somewhat disagree36825.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree1379.6
4) Somewhat agree34223.9
5) Strongly agree17312.1
9) No opinion1319.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
115) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Most members view change in policies and programs as a necessary and desirable dynamic in our church's life. (AGRCON29)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1339.3
2) Somewhat disagree39027.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree32322.7
4) Somewhat agree46232.4
5) Strongly agree755.3
9) No opinion433.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
116) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There would be little negative reaction among members to experimenting with the style or order of Sunday worship. (AGRCON30)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31121.8
2) Somewhat disagree47733.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree15010.5
4) Somewhat agree36225.4
5) Strongly agree1117.8
9) No opinion130.9
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
117) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - Members place considerable importance on doing things in the church in traditional ways. (AGRCON31)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree553.9
2) Somewhat disagree21415.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree21515.1
4) Somewhat agree63544.6
5) Strongly agree29220.5
9) No opinion130.9
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
118) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The current morale of our church members is high. (AGRCON32)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1077.5
2) Somewhat disagree21515.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree24016.9
4) Somewhat agree52737.1
5) Strongly agree31622.3
9) No opinion151.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1420100.0
119) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - There's a sense of excitement among members about our church's future. (AGRCON33)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1389.7
2) Somewhat disagree27119.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree32322.6
4) Somewhat agree44331.0
5) Strongly agree23316.3
9) No opinion211.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
120) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement describing your congregation - The church leadership has the full confidence and support of the membership. (AGRCON34)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree795.5
2) Somewhat disagree20814.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree23416.4
4) Somewhat agree56639.6
5) Strongly agree31422.0
9) No opinion282.0
Missing5 
TOTAL1429100.0
121) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity. - Maps out objectives and plans the overall church strategy and program. (PASPER1)
TOTAL%
1) Not important302.1
2) Somewhat important16111.3
3) Average importance45832.2
4) Very important55439.0
5) Most important21815.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1421100.0
122) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Teaches and works directly with children. (PASPER2)
TOTAL%
1) Not important231.6
2) Somewhat important936.5
3) Average importance35224.7
4) Very important61142.9
5) Most important34524.2
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
123) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Leads public worship. (PASPER3)
TOTAL%
1) Not important70.5
2) Somewhat important70.5
3) Average importance513.6
4) Very important28419.9
5) Most important107675.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
124) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Ministers to the sick, dying, and bereaved. (PASPER4)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat important60.4
3) Average importance392.7
4) Very important32222.5
5) Most important106174.3
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
125) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Counsels with people facing the major decisions of life; marriage, vocation. (PASPER5)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat important191.3
3) Average importance1238.6
4) Very important53937.8
5) Most important74652.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
126) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Frequently communicates the importance and the possibilities of ministry by church members. (PASPER6)
TOTAL%
1) Not important60.4
2) Somewhat important382.7
3) Average importance28019.7
4) Very important66546.8
5) Most important43330.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1422100.0
127) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Fosters fellowship at church gatherings. (PASPER7)
TOTAL%
1) Not important161.1
2) Somewhat important1117.8
3) Average importance41829.3
4) Very important56439.6
5) Most important31622.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
128) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Teaches and works directly with young people. (PASPER8)
TOTAL%
1) Not important161.1
2) Somewhat important1087.6
3) Average importance34424.1
4) Very important55038.5
5) Most important40928.7
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
129) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Identifies and encourages the use of members' gifts and talents. (PASPER9)
TOTAL%
1) Not important90.6
2) Somewhat important604.2
3) Average importance30621.5
4) Very important64245.0
5) Most important40928.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
130) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Talks with individuals about their spiritual development. (PASPER10)
TOTAL%
1) Not important50.4
2) Somewhat important443.1
3) Average importance22015.4
4) Very important61343.0
5) Most important54438.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
131) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Visits new residents and recruits new members. (PASPER11)
TOTAL%
1) Not important151.1
2) Somewhat important1067.4
3) Average importance34023.9
4) Very important56939.9
5) Most important39527.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
132) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Supplies ideas for new activities and projects. (PASPER12)
TOTAL%
1) Not important171.2
2) Somewhat important15110.6
3) Average importance55839.2
4) Very important50635.5
5) Most important19313.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
133) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Works with congregational boards and committees. (PASPER13)
TOTAL%
1) Not important50.4
2) Somewhat important513.6
3) Average importance32222.6
4) Very important59541.8
5) Most important45231.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
134) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Recruits, trains, and assists lay leaders and teachers. (PASPER14)
TOTAL%
1) Not important151.1
2) Somewhat important966.7
3) Average importance31822.3
4) Very important59441.6
5) Most important40428.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
135) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Manages the church office; records, correspondence, information center. (PASPER15)
TOTAL%
1) Not important24817.4
2) Somewhat important41429.0
3) Average importance40628.5
4) Very important24217.0
5) Most important1178.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
136) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Develops confidence and feelings of self-worth in church members. (PASPER16)
TOTAL%
1) Not important50.4
2) Somewhat important634.4
3) Average importance24016.8
4) Very important62143.5
5) Most important49934.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1428100.0
137) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Preaches sermons. (PASPER17)
TOTAL%
1) Not important20.1
2) Somewhat important60.4
3) Average importance493.4
4) Very important30821.6
5) Most important106074.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
138) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Follows a definite schedule of reading and study. (PASPER18)
TOTAL%
1) Not important312.2
2) Somewhat important604.2
3) Average importance31221.9
4) Very important60542.5
5) Most important41629.2
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
139) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Promotes and creates enthusiasm for church activities. (PASPER19)
TOTAL%
1) Not important70.5
2) Somewhat important473.3
3) Average importance31622.2
4) Very important67247.1
5) Most important38426.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
140) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Maintains a disciplined life of prayer and personal devotion. (PASPER20)
TOTAL%
1) Not important80.6
2) Somewhat important292.0
3) Average importance1127.9
4) Very important47633.5
5) Most important79856.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
141) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Cooperates with other professionals in the community. (PASPER21)
TOTAL%
1) Not important473.3
2) Somewhat important18513.0
3) Average importance47633.4
4) Very important48233.8
5) Most important23516.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
142) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Helps manage church finances. (PASPER22)
TOTAL%
1) Not important30121.1
2) Somewhat important45431.8
3) Average importance44631.3
4) Very important16411.5
5) Most important614.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
143) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Administers baptism and communion; conducts weddings and sacred rites. (PASPER23)
TOTAL%
1) Not important10.1
2) Somewhat important40.3
3) Average importance473.3
4) Very important23116.2
5) Most important114380.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
144) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Participates in district/synod activities. (PASPER24)
TOTAL%
1) Not important221.5
2) Somewhat important986.9
3) Average importance37626.4
4) Very important56639.7
5) Most important36325.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
145) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Clearly articulates a dream or goal for the congregation. (PASPER25)
TOTAL%
1) Not important171.2
2) Somewhat important694.8
3) Average importance29520.7
4) Very important63544.6
5) Most important40928.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
146) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Teaches and works directly with adults. (PASPER26)
TOTAL%
1) Not important40.3
2) Somewhat important251.8
3) Average importance21214.9
4) Very important63344.5
5) Most important55038.6
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
147) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Counsels with people about their moral and personal problems. (PASPER27)
TOTAL%
1) Not important30.2
2) Somewhat important241.7
3) Average importance20214.2
4) Very important59041.4
5) Most important60742.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
148) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Cultivates his home and personal life. (PASPER28)
TOTAL%
1) Not important100.7
2) Somewhat important271.9
3) Average importance16611.7
4) Very important51236.0
5) Most important70949.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
149) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Participates in community projects and organizations. (PASPER29)
TOTAL%
1) Not important1309.1
2) Somewhat important38026.6
3) Average importance55939.2
4) Very important26818.8
5) Most important906.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1427100.0
150) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Mixes socially to develop contacts. (PASPER30)
TOTAL%
1) Not important1379.6
2) Somewhat important34324.1
3) Average importance52536.8
4) Very important30721.5
5) Most important1137.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
151) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Maintains harmony, handles troublemakers, averts or resolves problems. (PASPER31)
TOTAL%
1) Not important191.3
2) Somewhat important1097.7
3) Average importance41128.9
4) Very important60942.8
5) Most important27519.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1423100.0
152) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Assists victims of social neglect or injustice. (PASPER32)
TOTAL%
1) Not important614.3
2) Somewhat important23416.4
3) Average importance53337.4
4) Very important44931.5
5) Most important14810.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1425100.0
153) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Speaks to community and civic groups. (PASPER33)
TOTAL%
1) Not important20914.7
2) Somewhat important48834.2
3) Average importance49534.7
4) Very important18112.7
5) Most important533.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1426100.0
154) Listed below are a number of activities that pastors perform. Please indicate how important you think it is that the pastor of your church perform that activity - Visits regularly in the homes of the congregation. (PASPER34)
TOTAL%
1) Not important684.8
2) Somewhat important20914.7
3) Average importance43530.5
4) Very important47033.0
5) Most important24217.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1424100.0
155) How well does the pastor perform each of these pastoral activities - Maps out objectives and plans the overall church strategy and program. (PASACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective543.8
2) Somewhat ineffective14610.3
3) Average53938.2
4) Very effective45232.0
5) Outstanding14210.1
9) Don't know795.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
156) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Teaches and works directly with children. (PASACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective745.2
2) Somewhat ineffective16311.5
3) Average50835.9
4) Very effective43831.0
5) Outstanding19713.9
9) Don't know342.4
Missing20 
TOTAL1414100.0
157) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Leads public worship. (PASACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective100.7
2) Somewhat ineffective241.7
3) Average21114.9
4) Very effective44231.2
5) Outstanding70950.1
9) Don't know201.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
158) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Ministers to the sick, dying, and bereaved. (PASACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective171.2
2) Somewhat ineffective352.5
3) Average18112.8
4) Very effective47533.5
5) Outstanding66847.2
9) Don't know402.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
159) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Counsels with people facing the major decisions of life; marriage, vocation. (PASACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective181.3
2) Somewhat ineffective664.7
3) Average36426.1
4) Very effective47233.8
5) Outstanding37727.0
9) Don't know987.0
Missing39 
TOTAL1395100.0
160) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Frequently communicates the importance and the possibilities of ministry by church members. (PASACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective352.5
2) Somewhat ineffective14810.6
3) Average50936.6
4) Very effective43531.3
5) Outstanding19814.2
9) Don't know654.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1390100.0
161) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Fosters fellowship at church gatherings. (PASACT7)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective382.7
2) Somewhat ineffective1339.4
3) Average49635.2
4) Very effective47833.9
5) Outstanding23516.7
9) Don't know312.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
162) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Teaches and works directly with young people. (PASACT8)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective1107.8
2) Somewhat ineffective23416.5
3) Average50435.6
4) Very effective33423.6
5) Outstanding19713.9
9) Don't know372.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
163) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Identifies and encourages the use of members' gifts and talents. (PASACT9)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective564.0
2) Somewhat ineffective17712.5
3) Average54438.6
4) Very effective40929.0
5) Outstanding17812.6
9) Don't know473.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
164) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Talks with individuals about their spiritual development. (PASACT10)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective513.6
2) Somewhat ineffective18713.3
3) Average54038.3
4) Very effective34624.5
5) Outstanding16011.3
9) Don't know1279.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
165) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Visits new residents and recruits new members. (PASACT11)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective926.5
2) Somewhat ineffective20414.4
3) Average48033.9
4) Very effective33023.3
5) Outstanding17912.7
9) Don't know1299.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1414100.0
166) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Supplies ideas for new activities and projects. (PASACT12)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective412.9
2) Somewhat ineffective1349.5
3) Average55639.3
4) Very effective42530.0
5) Outstanding16911.9
9) Don't know916.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
167) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Works with congregational boards and committees. (PASACT13)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective211.5
2) Somewhat ineffective805.7
3) Average40628.7
4) Very effective54638.6
5) Outstanding32623.0
9) Don't know362.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1415100.0
168) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Recruits, trains, and assists lay leaders and teachers. (PASACT14)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective735.2
2) Somewhat ineffective19914.1
3) Average54538.6
4) Very effective36225.6
5) Outstanding1369.6
9) Don't know976.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
169) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Manages the church office; records, correspondence, information center. (PASACT15)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective694.9
2) Somewhat ineffective1369.6
3) Average53838.0
4) Very effective36525.8
5) Outstanding15010.6
9) Don't know15711.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1415100.0
170) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Develops confidence and feelings of self-worth in church members. (PASACT16)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective433.0
2) Somewhat ineffective1158.1
3) Average51036.1
4) Very effective47033.3
5) Outstanding22616.0
9) Don't know493.5
Missing21 
TOTAL1413100.0
171) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Preaches sermons. (PASACT17)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective141.0
2) Somewhat ineffective463.2
3) Average22515.9
4) Very effective43630.8
5) Outstanding68548.4
9) Don't know100.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1416100.0
172) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Follows a definite schedule of reading and study. (PASACT18)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective211.5
2) Somewhat ineffective926.5
3) Average32422.9
4) Very effective37926.8
5) Outstanding26618.8
9) Don't know33323.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1415100.0
173) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Promotes and creates enthusiasm for church activities. (PASACT19)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective402.8
2) Somewhat ineffective1228.6
3) Average52337.0
4) Very effective48134.1
5) Outstanding22115.7
9) Don't know251.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
174) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Maintains a disciplined life of prayer and personal devotion. (PASACT20)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective211.5
2) Somewhat ineffective805.7
3) Average25317.9
4) Very effective37326.4
5) Outstanding33023.4
9) Don't know35625.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1413100.0
175) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Cooperates with other professionals in the community. (PASACT21)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective725.1
2) Somewhat ineffective15611.1
3) Average47233.5
4) Very effective31422.3
5) Outstanding1299.1
9) Don't know26718.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1410100.0
176) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Helps manage church finances. (PASACT22)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective916.5
2) Somewhat ineffective16411.6
3) Average61843.9
4) Very effective21715.4
5) Outstanding936.6
9) Don't know22616.0
Missing25 
TOTAL1409100.0
177) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Administers baptism and communion; conducts weddings and sacred rites. (PASACT23)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective10.1
2) Somewhat ineffective30.2
3) Average1198.4
4) Very effective46032.6
5) Outstanding81557.8
9) Don't know120.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1410100.0
178) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Participates in district/synod activities. (PASACT24)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective201.4
2) Somewhat ineffective705.0
3) Average37426.5
4) Very effective49735.2
5) Outstanding37726.7
9) Don't know735.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
179) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Clearly articulates a dream or goal for the congregation. (PASACT25)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective755.4
2) Somewhat ineffective16912.2
3) Average44131.9
4) Very effective40829.5
5) Outstanding22716.4
9) Don't know614.4
Missing53 
TOTAL1381100.0
180) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Teaches and works directly with adults. (PASACT26)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective161.1
2) Somewhat ineffective594.2
3) Average33723.8
4) Very effective56239.8
5) Outstanding41629.4
9) Don't know231.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1413100.0
181) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Counsels with people about their moral and personal problems. (PASACT27)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective271.9
2) Somewhat ineffective926.6
3) Average38427.4
4) Very effective45032.1
5) Outstanding27619.7
9) Don't know17512.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1404100.0
182) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Cultivates his home and personal life. (PASACT28)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective282.0
2) Somewhat ineffective473.3
3) Average31922.6
4) Very effective46432.9
5) Outstanding34524.5
9) Don't know20814.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
183) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Participates in community projects and organizations. (PASACT29)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective1117.9
2) Somewhat ineffective22015.7
3) Average46933.5
4) Very effective25218.0
5) Outstanding745.3
9) Don't know27619.7
Missing32 
TOTAL1402100.0
184) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Mixes socially to develop contacts. (PASACT30)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective835.9
2) Somewhat ineffective22515.9
3) Average49435.0
4) Very effective24017.0
5) Outstanding986.9
9) Don't know27319.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1413100.0
185) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Maintains harmony, handles troublemakers, averts or resolves problems. (PASACT31)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective664.7
2) Somewhat ineffective17812.6
3) Average49635.1
4) Very effective41129.1
5) Outstanding15611.0
9) Don't know1077.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1414100.0
186) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Assists victims of social neglect or injustice. (PASACT32)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective564.0
2) Somewhat ineffective20114.2
3) Average50836.0
4) Very effective26318.6
5) Outstanding916.4
9) Don't know29220.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1411100.0
187) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Speaks to community and civic groups. (PASACT33)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective15010.7
2) Somewhat ineffective21415.2
3) Average48934.8
4) Very effective1309.2
5) Outstanding382.7
9) Don't know38627.4
Missing27 
TOTAL1407100.0
188) How well does your pastor perform the following activity - Visits regularly in the homes of the congregation. (PASACT34)
TOTAL%
1) Ineffective17412.3
2) Somewhat ineffective29220.7
3) Average47933.9
4) Very effective21415.2
5) Outstanding1007.1
9) Don't know15310.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1412100.0
189) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What's your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120646.88914
190) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What is your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male65254.2
2) Female55245.8
Missing230 
TOTAL1204100.0
191) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What's your marital status? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married, first marriage89073.8
2) Married, remarriage978.0
3) Separated70.6
4) Divorced262.2
5) Widowed594.9
6) Never married12710.5
Missing228 
TOTAL1206100.0
192) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school graduate or less282.3
2) Some high school262.2
3) High school graduate20817.4
4) Some college20917.5
5) College graduate19216.1
6) Some post-baccalaureate13811.6
7) Master's degree or equivalent15212.7
8) Some post-master's level14712.3
9) Doctoral degree or equivalent937.8
Missing241 
TOTAL1193100.0
193) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: How often do you attend religious service? (ATNDSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.1
2) Once a year or less10.1
3) Several times a month131.1
4) Once a month141.2
5) 2 or 3 times a month625.2
6) Nearly every week26321.9
7) Every week70758.9
8) Several times a week14011.7
Missing233 
TOTAL1201100.0
194) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: How often do you attend Bible class? (ATNDBIBC)
TOTAL%
1) Never16914.1
2) Once a year or less594.9
3) Several times a month17314.5
4) Once a month796.6
5) 2 or 3 times a month1018.4
6) Nearly every week21918.3
7) Every week31826.6
8) Several times a week786.5
Missing238 
TOTAL1196100.0
195) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: How many years have you been a member of your present congregation? (YRSPRECN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL119615.78414
196) ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: Approximately how many confirmed members does your church congregation currently have? (CONFMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 20017114.4
2) 200-49943736.8
3) 500-99930525.7
4) 1000+27623.2
Missing245 
TOTAL1189100.0
197) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Getting inactive or delinquent members involved in the church again. (DIFAREA1)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult9651.9
2) Second most difficult5027.0
3) Third most difficult3921.1
Missing1249 
TOTAL185100.0
198) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Administration - managing staff time and resources. (DIFAREA2)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult1124.4
2) Second most difficult1737.8
3) Third most difficult1737.8
Missing1389 
TOTAL45100.0
199) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Dealing with conflict between members, members and staff, etc. (DIFAREA3)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult1519.7
2) Second most difficult3242.1
3) Third most difficult2938.2
Missing1358 
TOTAL76100.0
200) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Counseling members in times of crisis. (DIFAREA4)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult1034.5
2) Second most difficult620.7
3) Third most difficult1344.8
Missing1405 
TOTAL29100.0
201) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Dealing with a "maintenance mindset" that prevents growth. (DIFAREA5)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult3728.7
2) Second most difficult5643.4
3) Third most difficult3627.9
Missing1305 
TOTAL129100.0
202) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Working with youth. (DIFAREA6)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult1018.5
2) Second most difficult1527.8
3) Third most difficult2953.7
Missing1380 
TOTAL54100.0
203) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Training lay members for evangelism. (DIFAREA7)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult2121.4
2) Second most difficult4040.8
3) Third most difficult3737.8
Missing1336 
TOTAL98100.0
204) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Applying theology to various situations. (DIFAREA8)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult631.6
2) Second most difficult842.1
3) Third most difficult526.3
Missing1415 
TOTAL19100.0
205) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Balancing roles of "pastor," "husband," and "father." (DIFAREA9)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult2027.8
2) Second most difficult2027.8
3) Third most difficult3244.4
Missing1362 
TOTAL72100.0
206) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: For most pastors there are certain areas of their ministry which seem to present special difficulties. Below are some areas frequently mentioned by parish pastors as the most difficult aspects of their job. Please select the three areas which you find most difficult and rank them. - Other. (DIFARE10)
TOTAL%
1) Most difficult738.9
2) Second most difficult316.7
3) Third most difficult844.4
Missing1416 
TOTAL18100.0
207) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: Thinking of the area which presents the most difficulty for you (the one you ranked first), how could the seminary have helped you in that area? (SEMHLP1)
TOTAL%
1) More practical13259.2
2) Use parish pastors41.8
3) Real life experiences31.3
4) Seminaries can't3415.2
5) Did an adequate job62.7
6) Not sure, don't know188.1
8) Other41.8
9) No response229.9
Missing1211 
TOTAL223100.0
208) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: Thinking of the area which presents the most difficulty for you (the one you ranked first), how could your vicarage experience have helped you in that area? (SEMHLP2)
TOTAL%
1) Allow more experiences6830.5
2) Model supervisor229.9
3) Different vicarage156.7
4) More talk with supervisor2410.8
5) Had a good vicarage2410.8
6) Vicarage can't188.1
7) Not sure, don't know229.9
9) No response3013.5
Missing1211 
TOTAL223100.0
209) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: Thinking of the area which presents the most difficulty for you (the one you ranked first), what kind of continuing education experience could help you now? (SEMHLP3)
TOTAL%
1) Seminars/conferences8638.6
2) Short courses73.1
3) District conferences125.4
4) Hear successful pastors125.4
5) Can't learn this10.4
6) Continuing education is not the answer125.4
7) Not sure, don't know2310.3
8) Other4319.3
9) No response2712.1
Missing1211 
TOTAL223100.0
210) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: What's your age? (AGEPAS)
TOTAL%
27) 41.8
28) 20.9
29) 41.8
30) 73.2
31) 41.8
32) 125.5
33) 52.3
34) 31.4
35) 62.7
36) 94.1
37) 52.3
38) 41.8
39) 83.6
40) 146.4
41) 115.0
42) 41.8
43) 94.1
44) 125.5
45) 31.4
46) 41.8
47) 41.8
48) 73.2
49) 31.4
50) 83.6
51) 31.4
52) 52.3
53) 41.8
54) 62.7
55) 62.7
56) 62.7
57) 31.4
58) 41.8
59) 83.6
60) 10.5
61) 31.4
62) 52.3
63) 31.4
64) 62.7
65) 10.5
66) 10.5
70) 10.5
75) 10.5
76) 10.5
Missing1214 
TOTAL220100.0
211) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: What's your marital status? (MARSTAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Married, first marriage20492.7
2) Married, remarriage115.0
6) Never married52.3
Missing1214 
TOTAL220100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: In what year did you graduate from seminary? (GRADSEM)
TOTAL%
34) 10.5
36) 10.5
44) 10.5
47) 41.8
48) 41.8
50) 41.8
51) 20.9
52) 52.3
53) 62.7
54) 20.9
55) 41.8
56) 20.9
57) 52.3
58) 41.8
59) 41.8
60) 10.5
61) 52.3
62) 41.8
63) 41.8
64) 20.9
65) 62.7
66) 52.3
67) 31.4
68) 125.5
69) 52.3
70) 52.3
71) 94.1
72) 62.7
73) 62.7
74) 52.3
75) 73.2
76) 31.4
77) 73.2
78) 52.3
79) 73.2
80) 104.6
81) 115.0
82) 115.0
83) 125.5
84) 115.0
85) 73.2
86) 10.5
Missing1215 
TOTAL219100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: From what seminary did you graduate? (GRADWHR)
TOTAL%
1) Ft. Wayne4219.3
2) Springfield4922.5
3) St. Louis12758.3
Missing1216 
TOTAL218100.0
214) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: How long have you lived at your current congregation? (LIVCUR)
TOTAL%
1) 115.1
2) 2913.4
3) 2813.0
4) 2511.6
5) 167.4
6) 177.9
7) 146.5
8) 94.2
9) 52.3
10) 125.6
11) 52.3
12) 20.9
13) 94.2
14) 31.4
15) 41.9
16) 52.3
17) 31.4
18) 10.5
19) 20.9
20) 31.4
21) 20.9
22) 31.4
23) 20.9
24) 10.5
25) 10.5
28) 10.5
30) 10.5
31) 10.5
33) 10.5
Missing1218 
TOTAL216100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS: Approximately how many confirmed members does your church congregation currently have? (CONMEMB2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2005725.8
2) 200-49910145.7
3) 500-9994118.6
4) 1000+2210.0
Missing1213 
TOTAL221100.0
216) Respondent Category (RESPCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Parish pastor22315.6
2) Other pastor1107.7
3) Teacher31622.0
4) Lay worker614.3
5) Laity72450.5
TOTAL1434100.0
217) I-SEX: ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What is your gender (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male65254.2
2) Female55245.8
Missing230 
TOTAL1204100.0
218) I-MARSTAT: ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What's your marital status (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married98781.8
2) Separated70.6
3) Divorced262.2
4) Widowed594.9
5) Never marr12710.5
Missing228 
TOTAL1206100.0
219) I-EDUHIGH: ASKED ONLY OF NON-PASTORS: What is the highest level of education you have completed (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-EDUHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) 544.5
2) High schl41735.0
3) College33027.7
4) Master's29925.1
5) Doctorate937.8
Missing241 
TOTAL1193100.0
220) I-CWTYPE: Church work type (I-CWTYPE)
TOTAL%
0) Laity72450.5
1) Clergy33323.2
2) Teacher31622.0
3) Lay worker614.3
TOTAL1434100.0