Religion: Pointers for Pastors

What kind of man do Methodists want their minister to be? To find out, Dr. Murray H. Leiffer of Garrett Biblical Institute at Northwestern made a two-year survey. To all district lay leaders,* plus samplings of Methodist women and youth, Dr. Leiffer's Bureau of Social Research sent a formidable questionnaire. The result, published this week in book form and titled The Layman Looks at the Minister (Abingdon-Cokesbury; $1.50), makes 160 pages of required reading for theological students. Laymen will find it an absorbing composite of the country's largest Protestant church body (8,000,000).

The Minister's Job. Methodist laymen reserve their highest disapproval (98%)...

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