The Effects of Transformational Leadership and Management Experience of Pastors on Church Business Operations

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Preston Albert Butler Saba Senses-Ozyurt

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This study measured ministerial effectiveness from a business organizational perspective by assessing the effects of leadership style, management experience, and education of pastors with respect to church business operations. As non-profits grapple with ways to become more effective and efficient, some churches are experimenting with a new business model that falls somewhere between the for-profit sector and the nonprofit sector in order to remain relevant in the 21st century. This organizational concept is referred to as a hybrid business structure and is positioned in the Emerging Fourth Sector that is wedged between the private and public sectors. Using an original survey (Church Business Operations Assessment Tool) that measures church business operations and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire with protestant pastors in churches located in the United States, we found that transformational leadership style and prior management experience to be significant factors affecting church business operations.

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Butler, P., & Senses-Ozyurt, S. (2020). The Effects of Transformational Leadership and Management Experience of Pastors on Church Business Operations. Theology of Leadership Journal, 3(1), 5-23. Retrieved from http://theologyofleadership.com/index.php/tlj/article/view/81
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Saba Senses-Ozyurt, Professor and Program Director in the California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant International University

Dr. Saba Senses-Ozyurt is an associate professor and program director in the California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant International University. She received her Ph.D. in political science and political psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Before joining Alliant University, she taught at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the University of California Irvine (UCI), and Chapman University. Dr. Senses-Ozyurt’s research focuses on the impact of non-governmental organizations, political processes and public policies on the rights and empowerment of women, religious minorities, and immigrants into pluralist societies. Her research is published in some of the leading academic journals such as Political Psychology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.