staff pastors begin their work day with an hour or more of prayer and spend the
remainder of their time in ministry visitation accompanied by their lay
During the annual Grand Home Visitation, 171 ordained pastors and 356
non-ordained pastors systematically visit all 700,000 members in their homes or
businesses in a three-month period.
A typical staff pastor works with up to fifteen section leaders, one hundred
cell group leaders and two thousand church members.
Ibid., 13, 37, 63, 220. Cf. Hurston, “A Day in the Life.”
A typical staff pastor will visit three hundred homes during the Grand Home Visitation, averaging ten homes per day. Hurston, Growing the World’s Largest Church, 117, 219.
Hurston, Growing the World’s Largest Church, 219-220.
NOTE (my response)
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