Published on October 30, 2018
1. Teleios, Inc. Version 1.0 Page 1 of 3 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. Sun Valley, CA Littleton, CO Glenside, PA 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 Service outside the church Communication within the church Teaching and worship Pastors indicted overwhelmingly that spiritual based activities improved wellbeing. (Top 5 responses of which they selected ‘very positive’ or ‘positive’) 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Sermons Hearing the gospel explained Prayer Socialization with other worshipers Praise
2. Teleios, Inc. Version 1.0 Page 2 of 3 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Teaching the gospel Teaching the Bible Local missions outreach Social assistance Distant missions outreach 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
3. Teleios, Inc. Version 1.0 Page 3 of 3 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’) Percent Member relationship with the head pastor 89% Relationship with lay leaders 84% Manner of conflict resolution among members/officers/staff 83% How members speak about each other/staff 81% Member relationship with the associate pastor(s) 67% Church activities, and especially those spiritually-based, may improve attendee’s wellbeing. For a copy of this infographic for your own use please click here.