Impact of Pandemic on Nazarene Churches and Pastors
This survey conducted by the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center gathered 2,191 responses between early October and late November 2020 from around the world using a survey in 11 languages. Despite challenging conditions, findings indicated that the majority of Nazarene congregations were adjusting to the conditions presented by the pandemic. It did, however, find that the financial viability of many Nazarene congregations, particularly those with a smaller worship size, has been put at risk by the pandemic. Approximately half of respondents also indicated that the ministry of their congregation faces an uncertain future due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, the overall sentiment seemed to be optimism and confidence that their congregations would emerge stronger from the pandemic.