Retirement of Evangelical Missionaries: Elements of Satisfaction and Morale

Volume
Volume 15
Issue
Winter 1987
Title
Retirement of Evangelical Missionaries: Elements of Satisfaction and Morale
Abstract

This is a research report on a survey of missionary retirement programs of evangelical missions. The basic tool used was a questionnaire covering mission board information (vital statistics), general retirement information and calculation of mission pension. The questionnaire was sent to 105 mission boards with 61 returns (58%). Of these missions, 44 have a retirement benefits program. Supporting research has found that two factors which contribute most to satisfaction and morale in retirement are good health and financial independence. Of the missions responding, 71% find missionaries are concerned about financial security in retirement. Efforts to expand and improve retirement programs especially with respect to pension benefits appear appropriate.

Author
Dr. N. Frisbey
Pages
326 - 335
Price
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