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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 is brought to you by a group of Christian writers and editors who are dedicated to creating a well-rounded look at what’s happening across the globe from a Christian worldview. Our vision is to inform and inspire productive discussion about the current events and online trends that shape our lives, our churches and our world. includes blog posts about current events and Christian media, breaking news, feature articles, and guest commentaries, many written by respected Christian thinkers.



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