Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

School

School of Education

Program

Leadership, MA

First Advisor

Eliseu Nevil Menegusso

Second Advisor

Josmar S. Arrais de Matos

Third Advisor

Gustavo Gregorutti

Abstract

Problem

Due to the perceived partial insatisfaction on the part of the district pastors and local church leaders in the Associação Central Amazonas (ACeAm) based on the amount of work added to the annual planning and the Organization activities calendar, it was decided to investigate the health organization, the leadership practices and styles, as well as the job satisfaction accrding to the perception of the ACeAm pastoral ministry which may be at the basis of the problem

Method

The study was conducted among AceAm 59 pastors divided in three leadership categories described as Top Leadership, Management and Work Force according to the criteria of OLA the research instrument which analyses the perception of the researched population according to six key areas of leadership, six levels of organizational health, leadership styles and practices and job satisfaction.

Results

The study showed that the participants perceived the ACeAm organizational health as Moderate, the leadership style as paternal positive, and the Work Force considered the job satisfaction as good.

Conclusion

The study lead us to conclude that AceAm has two principal goals to reach: develop servant leadership practices according to the OLA six key areas in order to attain the excellent and optimal level of organizational health and develop the leadership style from paternalist positive towards servant leadership. Regarding job satisfaction, though considered as good, there is room for growth towards very good.

Subject Area

Organizational behavior--Religious aspects--Seventh-day Adventists; Christian leadership--Seventh-day Adventists; Job satisfaction--Religious aspects--Seventh-day Adventists; Church work--Brazil--Seventh-day Adventists; Pastoral theology; Central Amazon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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