Commitment and Satisfaction in the Adventist Church
"There appears to be a disconnect between satisfaction with local congregations and members’ overall commitment to the Adventist Church as a whole. This is something that leaders on a local, union, and conference level need to examine and ultimately address.
Obviously, church administration does not want members to simply be committed (but miserable) in their local churches. This does not promote a vital, Christ-like atmosphere; this is not a healthy body. It is possible that church life at the local level needs to be examined in a different way and adapted to better reflect members’ needs. Ultimately, such actions might increase members’ satisfaction with their local churches and increase the overall health of the body of Christ, as well as enhance their commitment to the Adventist Church overall."
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Cincala, Petr, "Commitment and Satisfaction in the Adventist Church" (2019). Faculty Publications. 1155.