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.


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:


Teaching and worship

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


Service outside the church


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


Administration issues and communication patterns


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’)


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

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