Transitioning from a solo pastorate to a senior pastorate

Full Title
Transitioning from a solo pastorate to a senior pastorate
Author
Steven L Petroelje
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to understand the challenges encountered by a solo pastor when transitioning into a senior pastor role. This study utilized semi-structured interviews with twelve pastors in the Reformed Church in America focusing on leadership skills and transition, power and authority dynamics, and staff relations. The study revealed that the transition from solo to senior pastorate affects personal and professional aspects of the pastor's life. Additionally, the pastor must devote more to administration and staff leadership, with recognition that the amount of influence that a pastor has depends largely on the leadership structure of the church.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Bob Burns
Language
English
Date
2007
Number of Pages
189