Teleios surveyed pastors for their perceptions of how church-based activities influence wellbeing.

We sent the survey to 976 pastors who were graduates from 3 Bible-believing seminaries, of whom 105 (11%) responded.

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Survey questions were developed from Scriptural references to spirituality or service encouraged church activities (Acts 2:42, 47, 1 Tim 4:14-16, I Tim 2:2) and from common administrative tasks within the modern church. Questions focused on three categories:


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Teaching and worship

Pastors indicted overwhelmingly that spiritual based activities improved wellbeing.
(Top 5 responses of which they selected ‘very positive’ or ‘positive’)

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Service outside the church

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Pastors noted strongly that service outside the church augments wellbeing.
(respondents who selected ‘very positive’ or ‘positive’)

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Administration issues and communication patterns

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Pastors even indicted the church’s administration and communications, although at a lower percent than spiritual activities, also assisted wellbeing.
(top 5 responses of which they selected ‘very positive’ or ‘positive’)

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Church activities, and especially those spiritually-based,
may improve attendee’s wellbeing.

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