Restoration Movement preachers do not have an adequate support network.
Perhaps it’s not a unique phenomenon to RM Churches. I wonder out loud if preachers in general have this challenge.
Restoration Movement Preachers Need More Friends
If I were to ask you – “How many close friends do you have?” or “How many good friends do you have?” how would you reply?
I took a poll of 2500+ Restoration Movement Preachers and 6700+ Restoration Movement members. I prefaced my question with:
“The best data suggest the ideal relational network is 4-5 close and supportive friendships and at least 12 (but not more than 15) relationships with people we consider good friends.?
How Many Friends Do You Have?
How many close friends do you have? How many good friends do you have?
- Less than 10% of Restoration Movement Preachers can claim an adequate friendship support network.
- Stated differently – More than 90% of Restoration Movement Preachers do NOT have an adequate support network.
- Nearly 10% have no good nor close friends.
A Problem in Need of a Solution
The church needs to rethink how that guy/gal up front is spending their down time and who with.
Perhaps the guy/gal up front needs to rethink their transparency policy as well.
I don’t know the answer. Do you?