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Majority of Pastors Say Denominations Are 'Vital' but Worry about Their Future, New Poll Shows


Christian Headlines - A majority of Protestant pastors whose churches belong to a denomination consider them to be “vital” yet believe the importance of denominations will diminish over the next decade, according to a new Lifeway Research survey.



The poll of 1,007 Protestant pastors was released this month and found that more than three-fourths (78 percent) of pastors who belong to a denomination say they personally “consider it vital for me to be part of a denomination” (53 percent strongly agree and 25 percent somewhat agree with the statement). Twenty percent disagree.

A similar percentage (77 percent) of pastors say their members consider their denomination to be vital.



“Among Protestant churches in the United States, there continues to be denominational splits and disputes, the emergence of new local and national non-denominational networks, ....READ MORE


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