The Pastor as Leader: Shepherd, Rancher, or ...?

Volume
Volume 23
Issue
Summer 1995
Title
The Pastor as Leader: Shepherd, Rancher, or ...?
Abstract

The situational variables of congregation size and ministerial function were used to identify patterns of leadership skills for effective ministry in a sample of 421 Lutheran clergy. Significantly different styles were found for each of ten functions in five size groups. Ministerial leadership has sometimes been described by the terms authoritarian and democratic, in accord with reviews of leadership in secular organizations. When sets of leader skills were investigated, an intentional orientation (cf. Biersdorf, 1976), sometimes in combination with a participative style, seemed to be an apt general description of the leadership of effective clergy in this sample.

Author
Dr. A. Nauss
Pages
115 - 128
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